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Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Timeline to Google Chrome

Microsoft debuted the ‘Timeline’ feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Timeline introduced a new way to resume activities you were working on in the past, however, this was not a standalone feature. It came as an extension to the old Task view. Timeline tracks stuff you do on your computer over a time period of 30 days and then organizes them into a page within Task View. Using this, you can resume past activities. Microsoft also later implemented Timeline into the Microsoft Launcher for Android. This led to the Timeline also showing activities which originated from your phone. You can read more about the Timeline feature here.

Chrome Extension

Microsoft has released a new extension for Chrome that brings the Windows 10 Timeline feature to Google Chrome. Released on the 15th of February, the extension allows seeing your web browsing activities across all devices which support Windows Timeline.

Microsoft Stated;

“With this extension, your browsing history will appear across all your devices in surfaces such as in Windows timeline and Microsoft Launcher for Android. Just sign in with your Microsoft account, select a site you’ve recently visited, and pick up where you left off,” 

Microsoft further stated in an official blog post for Insiders that they have plans to add support for more apps in Timeline and the addition of the Chrome extension was their foremost priority.

“As we move into planning for future development, we are focusing on yet another Insider request: add support for more apps in Timeline. Browser support was especially high on our Insider’s wish list – which lead to the recent introduction of our Chrome extension. Now, Timeline can now bring together even more activities,” Microsoft’s Timeline engineers stated in the blog post.

It will be interesting to see what other things Microsoft has in store for Timeline and which applications will be getting support for the feature.

You can download the Chrome Extension here.


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