Microsoft adds the Windows 10 Timeline to Microsoft Launcher

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Microsoft Launcher is a home screen app for Android that includes a customizable feed and integrates mobiles with Windows. To further enhance the app’s Windows integration, Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would update MS Launcher to include Timeline. Microsoft has now updated MS Launcher and rolled out the latest app version in Google Play.

The Timeline, which you can open by pressing the Task View button, became a part of Windows 10 after the April 2018 Update. The Windows Timeline shows users a list of recent activities, mostly files opened with software, from which they can then open documents, spreadsheets, images and web pages. The Timeline can also sync those activities across multiple PCs with syncing enabled.

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Now Android users can utilize the Timeline included within the MS Launcher app. That Timeline is similar to the one in Windows as it also syncs activities. For example, Android users can see webpages they opened in their Windows Edge browsers in the MS Launcher Timeline on their mobile with syncing enabled.

Alternatively, MS Launcher users can also see recent documents opened with their Android MS Office apps on the Windows 10 Timeline.

One thing to note is that the app’s Timeline is still in beta and not automatically enabled by default. Thus, you’ll need to manually enable Timeline in Microsoft Launcher by selecting Settings and Your Feed. Once enabled, you’ll see a new Timeline tab alongside Glance and News.

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Microsoft has also updated the overall feed layout with tabs. Now the feed includes a News tab that replaces the widget. That tab displays news from Microsoft News. The Glance tab includes calendars, photos, activities and other widget items that you can move around. Users can also adjust column position by swiping them left and right. So Microsoft has revamped MS Launcher’s UI design.

If you often utilize Edge and MS Office apps on an Android mobile or tablet and Windows 10, the latest Microsoft Launcher might come in handy for syncing documents and pages across devices. Even without device syncing, the app might still be worth installing as it includes a feed and customization options. You can add Microsoft Launcher to Android devices by clicking the Install button on this page.

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