How to Use Timeline in Windows 10

Windows 10\’s Timeline was added in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Housed within Task View, it allows you to gain a quick overview of what you were working on, with support for up to 30 days of history.

Clicking on a relevant result will, very quickly load that document, image or website, allowing you to dive straight back in to what you were working on. 

Here\’s how to make the most of Timeline on Windows 10.

Where can I find Timeline?

Despite being released alongside Windows 10 back in 2015, very few people are thought to use Task View on a regular basis. It acts as a hub for multitasking on Windows 10, so it makes sense for Timeline to be accessible here. 

Just click Windows + Tab to get started, or there\’s a dedicated Task View button next to Cortana on the taskbar by default. 

  How to use Timeline in Windows 10

If you disable them, Timeline won’t work.

If you disable the second option, your activity history won’t be synced to other devices signed in with the same Microsoft account.

This is where Timeline can be very useful. If you tick both settings, you’ll be able to carry on editing a Word document on another device if you didn’t have time to finish it before you left the office, for example.

When you click on one of the ‘activity’ tiles, it will open the app and the file you were working on.

The addition of Chrome support for Timeline in 2019 proves Microsoft is listening to its users. We hope its compatibility continues to expand, as it\’s proven to be a very useful feature. 

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