Microsoft recently announce the availability of the Windows 10 Timeline extension for Google Chrome. The newly announced extension is officially called Web Activities and is an official extension that syncs Chrome browsing activities in Timeline.
Launched in 2018, Windows Timeline keeps a record of the browsing activities and apps history by synchronizing the activity into the task view feature of Windows.
Previously, only Microsoft Edge had supported this feature. However, the users who wanted to run Timeline for Chrome could extend this feature to Chrome via the unofficial extensions which were announced last year.
This new extension is available in Chrome Web Store. According to the Microsoft, the Timeline extension for Chrome had been a top request by the build insiders. This new extension is easy to use. It only requires installing it, sign in with Microsoft account and that’s it.
Before this new extension, Google had its plans to sync browsing history for Chrome. However, this extension simplifies the activity by directing the browsing history into the Task view which can be accessed from the desktop.
Web Activities coming to more apps
Besides integrating Timeline to Chrome, Microsoft also plans to introduce this feature for more apps in the coming weeks.
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.
Furthermore, the extension’s description on Chrome Web Store also tells that the Web Activities will sync the browsing history in Microsoft Launcher as well that runs on Android devices.
Here’s the description for Android:
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.
This release by Microsoft is a step towards the company’s goal of expanding the Timeline across other apps.
At the moment, no official extension of Windows Timeline is available for Firefox. However, unofficial extensions do exist to integrate Timeline in Firefox.
Firefox might be the next target of the Timeline? What do you say about it?
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