Earlier this year at Build developer conference, Microsoft revealed a bunch of new features coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Redstone 4 Update. At the same conference, the company also announced a new feature called ‘Windows Timeline’ to allow the users to sync the data across devices.
The Windows Timeline feature allows Windows, Android, and iOS users to resume their work from where they left off on different devices. It also allows users to resume an activity from a moment of the day when specific apps were running.
When Joe Belfiore announced that Windows Timeline feature has been delayed, he also confirmed that the feature would only be included in Windows 10 preview builds after the release of the Fall Creators Update. “Timeline won’t be in the Fall Creators Update,” says Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore. “We’re planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out.”
This week, Microsoft released a new preview build with new features and it also includes the first elements of Windows Timeline feature. With the latest preview update, Microsoft has added a new privacy settings option, and it links directly to your Microsoft Account Privacy Dashboard, this will soon become part of the Windows Timeline feature. On the Privacy Dashboard -> Activity History, you can see the stored private data such as voice, search, browse and location.
Windows Timeline will become available with the Windows 10 Redstone 4 in Spring 2018, but Windows Insiders should get this feature with the next preview builds.