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You Can Now Test Windows 10’s Timeline Feature

Dave Parrack 20-12-2017

Microsoft has released the latest Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders, and this one marks the long-awaited debut of the Windows 10’s new Timeline feature. Windows 10 Preview Build 17063 is available right now to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring or who opted into Skip Ahead.


At Build 2017, Microsoft announced a new feature called Timeline. This would be similar to Continuity for macOS and iOS, allowing people to switch devices without losing their work. Unfortunately, Timeline wasn’t ready in time for the Fall Creators Update Microsoft Delays New Windows 10 Timeline Feature Microsoft has delayed Windows 10's new Timeline feature. We don't know when it will be ready, but we do know it won't be ready in time for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Read More , but it is ready now.

Introducing Windows Preview Build 17063

Timeline is the headline feature of Windows 10 Preview Build 17063, which is now available to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring who don’t mind battling bugs. Even if you’re not able to test it out for yourself, it’s worth taking a look to see what’s coming to Windows 10 in the future.

For the uninitiated, Timeline keeps track of what you are working on at any given time, allowing you to resume that activity at a moment’s notice. You can also switch between currently running apps and your past activities. All through an enhanced version of Windows Task View.

You Can Now Test Windows 10's Timeline Feature windows 10 timeline feature preview

By default, Timeline shows snapshots of relevant activities at various times through the day. And you can just scroll through until you find what you’re looking for. You can also See All, or just conduct a search to save time. Unfortunately, developers need to support Timeline for it to work.


The other feature worth noting is Sets, which essentially lets you group everything you need for a particular task into one window. Think of it as tabbed browsing for all Windows 10 apps. Sets is being introduced as a controlled study, so not all Windows Insiders Be the First to Test New Windows 10 Builds as Windows Insider Windows Insiders are the first to test new Windows 10 builds. They are also the first to suffer from bugs. Here we show you how to join or leave the program and how to share... Read More will have access.

What Windows 10 Will Look Like in 2018

There are a lot of other improvements being made to Windows 10, so we recommend casting your eye over the Windows Blog post detailing them all. Preview Build 17063 essentially offers a glimpse at what Windows 10 is going to look and feel like in 2018, and the signs are positive.

Are you a Windows Insider with access to Build 17063? If so, what do you think of Timeline so far? Or Sets? Or any of the other new improvements Microsoft is making to Windows 10? What other changes would you like to see? Please let us know in the comments below!

Related topics: Windows, Windows 10, Windows Insider, Windows Timeline.

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  1. Shiney
    December 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Which one should I try next for my Asus laptop as Rufus isn't working for me?

    • KwaK
      December 22, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Etcher - can be found on

  2. Jim K.
    December 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I agree. I've been using windows since the days of DOS and Windows 10 is by far the worst and most frustrating operating system I have ever used. Each and every Windows 10 releases breaks something on my system. I end up spending hours and hours searching the internet for solutions because Microsoft Support is totally useless.

    • KwaK
      December 22, 2017 at 8:07 am

      This doesn't seem like a feature or an update that might break something, however, it is something I'm already doing to be looking forward to disable.

  3. dmitry
    December 20, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    wow that's a utterly useless article if i've seen those.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Please do tell me why this article is useless? It's a short news post about Timeline finally being available to test in the latest preview build of Windows 10. What were you expecting when you clicked on it?

      • dmitry
        December 21, 2017 at 12:08 am

        haha! i've left comment under very much another article, don't know why it's here =)
        may be your moderator having some fun? lol!