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How to add Chrome and Firefox to Windows 10’s Timeline

Friday, July 27th, 2018 | Expo | Uncategorized

Windows’ latest major update, Windows 10 April 2018 Update, came with a long list of new features. One of them is Timeline, a feature whose name is crystal clear. Its most interesting element is the way it has been implemented on the desktop.

Windows 10’s Timeline shows a history of activities from various apps so you can resume them across synced devices using the same Microsoft account. The most interesting thing about Timeline is that it works alongside Task View and virtual desktops, so using it is quick and comfortable, and it does not disturb your workflow.

However, third-party apps using Timeline are almost nonexistent. As expected, Microsoft’s apps (like Office and Edge) were the first ones to take advantage of Timeline. It has been over three months since the Windows 10 April 2018 Update was released, so developers have slowly started to use Timeline, as seen on Neowin.

This is the case of Windows Timeline Support, an extension for big browsers such as Chrome and Firefox so they can gain Timeline support.

The extension is still in beta, so it may have some bugs, but Windows Timeline Support is already available to be installed and tested. As for its features, we get syncing across devices, browse history syncing and an option to adjust the time a web page must remain open to be added as a Timeline activity (8 seconds by default).

Of course, we need to sign into our Microsoft account on the extension in order to use Windows Timeline Support, but the process is really straightforward. If you are still unsure, you can take a look at the source code on GitHub. This is a free software.

Installing Windows Timeline Support

As we were saying, Windows Timeline Support is available for Chrome and Firefox. Other Chromium-based browsers can use the extension, although only Vivaldi users can install it. Opera users have to wait.