Around a week ago, we reported on a Microsoft prototype to bring its Windows 10 Timeline feature to web browsers. While the test placed the integration firmly in possible but not official, that has changed today. Microsoft is readying Timeline for full release on the web.
Windows 10 Timeline for web is now in full preview on the Windows Insider Program. It is packaged within Windows 10 19H1 Insider build 18267.
Previously, Microsoft observer WalkingCat discovered signs that Timeline may be coming to the web. An Azure website at webshellprototype.azurewebsites.net seems to be a prototype for the feature.
The prototype button for activating Timeline on web is now included on Insider build 18267. However, the button is still not functional, so the feature cannot be tested.
However, the introduction on the Insider Program means two things. Firstly, it means Microsoft will bring Windows 10 Timeline to web. Secondly, it means this will not happen until next spring. Windows 10 19H1 is the next upgrade for the platform following the October 2018 Update, it will arrive during the first half of 2019.
At the moment, the button says “Your activities can be viewed online. Open timeline in the cloud to see”.
Microsoft does not elaborate on what benefits Timeline on web brings. We guess as this is an Azure-powered feature, it will allow you to sync your Windows 10 Timeline through the browser on any PC.
Windows 10 Timeline
Timeline is an interesting tool for Windows 10 users. It gives users in Windows 10 the ability to see what they are doing at a particular time. Using the Timeline lets you see activity through past Windows 10 use, set out in cards for more efficient movement between apps.
Users get the benefit of seeing a snapshot of their previous activity and restoring to an earlier point if needed.