Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 Timeline feature is all set to arrive soon. The feature was expected to come in the Fall Creators Update, but it appears the company did not have enough time to finish the project.
Though now the company says that it’s ready to roll out a beta version of Windows Timeline for testing. The feature is now expected to land in the forthcoming Windows 10 Redstone 4 update, which should start rolling out sometime in Spring.
So, what is Windows Timeline all about?
TimeLine is designed to allow Windows 10 users to switch between multiple devices, including Android and iOS devices. The feature essentially allows Windows 10 users to create snapshots of all tasks they were performing or apps they were using at certain time.
After creating such snapshots of their activities, they can restore their systems to that saved state and start again from where they left. Windows Timeline uses cloud and works across multiple devices provided they’re logged in using the same account.
To find more on how Windows Timeline would work, you can check out the video below where Microsoft’s Joe Belifore shows a demo of the feature. Starting at 15:30, the video reveals that Windows Timeline uses cards that shows the saved snapshots of different PCs, making it easy for users to resume from where they left.
Timeline makes it easier for users to pick up from where they left off even if they’re switching between devices, including iOS and Android. The idea is to allow users to quickly switch from one device to another, and works much like Apple’s Continuity feature found in Windows and Macs.
As already mentioned, Windows Timeline should land with Windows 10 Redstone 4, which is expected to start rolling out during Spring 2018. That being said, it all depends if Microsoft successfully finishes testing the feature before it’s ready for use for everyone.