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 for its debut, but we do know it won’t be ready in time for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This is thanks to a single tweet from Joe Belfiore, and not from the company itself.

This fall, Microsoft is due to deliver the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It should be packed full of new features, one of which was expected to be a new Timeline feature the company announced at Microsoft Build 2017 in May. Unfortunately, Timeline is not quite ready.

Switching Devices Without Fuss or Bother

Timeline is a new feature designed to make it easy for Windows 10 users to switch devices without any fuss or bother. Essentially you’ll be able to stop working on something on your PC and start working on it on another device without doing anything more than opening the relevant app.

This won’t just be limited to Windows 10 devices either. With a little help from Cortana, Timeline will even extend to certain Microsoft apps on Android and iOS. For anyone familiar with Apple products, Timeline works in much the same way as Continuity on macOS and iOS.

Unfortunately, we now know Timeline won’t be ready in time for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as expected. And it appears that Microsoft never intended to include it in the Fall Creators Update. That is at least according to Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore, who tweeted the following:

The thread continues with Tom Warren of The Verge asking why the new Timeline feature has been delayed. To which Belfiore insists it actually hasn’t been delayed. Instead, he suggests the timeline (excuse the pun) has remained the same because the “timing wasn’t specific on these”.

Windows Insiders Will Get First Dibs

The new Timeline feature is now set to arrive after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has been pushed out. As usual, people participating in the Windows Insider Program will get to see it first, with the rest of us mere mortals forced to wait a while longer. Still, at least we can spend that time complaining about Microsoft’s legendarily poor communication skills.

Are you currently using Windows 10? Or are you still persevering with an older version of Windows? Do you like the direction Microsoft is heading in with Windows 10? Do you think the new Timeline feature is a good one? Please let us know in the comments below!

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