Earlier this year in May, Microsoft revealed an upcoming Timeline feature for Windows 10 which allowed users to carry on with their work from where they left off across multiple devices, including iOS and Android smartphones — something similar to Apple’s Continuity feature in iOS and macOS.
The feature was being integrated with the Task View of Windows 10 which gives an overview of all currently running apps across Windows 10, iOS and Android devices.
Although testers already have their hands on the Timeline feature, which was to be rolled out in the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, according to Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore, it won’t.
Talking to The Verge, Joe Belfiore said, “Timeline won’t be in the Fall Creators Update. We’re planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out.”
The Windows 10 Fall Creators update is slated to be released in September but it seems users won’t be able to make use of the Timeline feature anytime this year since the next major update for Windows 10 will likely only arrive in March 2018.
Correct. Timeline won’t be in the Fall Creators Update. We’re planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after FCU is out.
In the Twitter conversation about the Fall Creators Update, Belfiore also mentioned that Cloud Files is the first feature that his team at Microsoft is working towards, which will be followed by Timeline and Cloud Clipboard. He said, “Need to get better at conveying timing will vary.”
At the time it was announced, the Timeline feature garnered a positive response from the Windows users community as it would make working on a Windows device much more efficient given it’ll bring a fluid design to work across devices and platforms.