Windows Insiders are expecting a new Insider Preview Build in this week and it could be released with the most awaiting Timeline feature announced during the development of Fall Creators Update, which however failed to make the cut.
However before the release of the Timeline feature to Windows Insiders, the Windows Insider team in its webcast gave a live demo of the Timeline and all of its features. The demo provides you with the clear picture of the Taskview icon showing directly above the Windows Timeline space.
The video also demonstrates how the Timeline activities are organized across 30 days which is viewed via a main day view, and also hours in a subview. The Insider team has explained that the developers would need to update their apps in order for them to appear in the Timeline.
The company has already made modifications to Microsoft Edge, News, Sports,Weather, Money and Maps which contribute activities to Windows Timeline across devices. Windows Timeline also includes the activities of the Office apps across platforms.
The demo also showcased a scenario from the File Explorer saved in Timeline which when opened will provide a generic Activity card to prove that the developer has not opted to update the app for Windows Timeline.
You will also have an option to search for activities across days in Timeline and the company will reveal more details in the blog post. The users will be having full control of the Windows Timeline and also the option to remove a specific activity from the Timeline.
Microsoft is currently working on including an option to permanently delete or exclude an app from Timeline and would be added in upcoming builds after the Timeline feature is made available.
We expect Microsoft to bring lot of new features in the upcoming Insider Preview build and is expected to arrive this Thursday. Make sure to watch this space as we unveil more details of the upcoming features.