Windows 10 timeline feature will not arrive with fall creators update, says Microsoft


Microsoft reported its promising Timeline feature earlier this year, and guaranteed that it would arrive with the booked fall highlight update. However, the organization has now affirmed that the feature won’t be a part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and rather, be rolled out in early builds by the end of the year.

This means that Timeline will see the light of day just in the next big Windows 10 update next year. Microsoft official Joe Belfiore affirmed to The Verge that the feature won’t be a part of the fall update. “Timeline won’t be in the Fall Creators Update. We’re getting ready for it to be in early insider builds soon after Fall Creators Update is out,” he affirmed.

For those unaware, Timeline is a feature that will offer a historical view of everything that you do across Windows 10 gadgets. Timeline will allow clients to jump back in time with a visual timeline that displays what a client was doing previously on another Windows 10 gadget, and easily hop back into files, applications, and sites as if it was real time. For example, if you are working on your cell phone on a document that’s stored on your OneDrive, this activity will appear on your Timeline also.

The Timeline view will be made available on Android and iOS gadgets via the Cortana application, which now likewise offers the ability to get where you left off on different gadgets. This works like how Apple’s Continuity highlight offers for iOS and macOS.

Microsoft is expected to reveal the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in September, while the next Windows 10 update with the Timeline highlight should be taken off in March next year.