Just like every other preview, the Windows 10 Insider Build 17063 also comes with a host of changes which may or may not make it to the RS4 feature update releasing next year.
The list of new features includes input method improvements, redesigned Cortana’s Notebook and other changes, Windows defender improvements, fluent design updates to the taskbar, Share UI, Clock & Calender flyout, volume flyout, etc. Also, work has been done to improve My People in Windows 10.
But the thing that has grabbed our attention the most is the new Timeline feature that Microsoft has been flaunting for a while. If you’re running Build 17063, Timeline can be accessed using the Task View button in the Windows taskbar.
Timeline in Windows 10 allows users to access apps and documents they used in the past. It keeps an eye on the user activity and lets people continue their work even if they closed a particular app or file.
The timeline shows snapshots of users’ activities, called activity cards, that happened earlier in the day or on a specific date. A user activity is the combination of a particular app and a particular piece of content on which the user worked. When users click an activity card in the timeline, they can quickly get back to a web page, document, or any other task.
Users can also find a new activity history settings page in the preview build 17063. It allows users to choose activities from which Microsoft account gets displayed in their timeline. Here, users can also clear their activity history and disable it.
As already known, if you use timeline on multiple Windows 10 PCs, the activity cards you see will be the same on all devices. According to Microsoft, the timeline is designed not just for Windows 10 but for Android and iOS devices. The feature also integrates Cortana, enabling the digital assistant to suggest activities users can resume as they switch between their PC, phone, and other Cortana-enabled devices.
Give Windows 10 Timeline a try and tell us your experience in the comments.