Microsoft makes Chrome browsing history available in Windows 10 Timeline through extension

Posted 20 February 2019 14:43 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

A new Chrome extension from Microsoft allows users to synchronize ‘Activities’ from Google’s browser with their Windows 10 Timeline. Previously the Timeline feature was only supported by Microsoft’s own Edge browser.

After the extension Web Activities is installed, Chrome’s browser history appears automatically in the Windows 10 Timeline. Activities are synchronized between the user’s other Windows 10 computers and also appear in the Microsoft Launch app on Android devices. To activate the features of the extension, a Microsoft account is required.

It was already possible to view Chrome’s browser history in the Windows 10 Timeline with the third-party extension Timeline Support.

Windows 10 Timeline was added with the April 2018 Update. With the feature, users can get a chronological view of previous activities and switch back to them. Built in apps like Edge, File Explorer, Maps, include support for Timeline by default.

Third-party Windows 10 applications can also interact with Timeline to give the system visibility into individual documents the user worked on inside that application.

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