Microsoft has confirmed that its new Timeline feature for Windows 10 has been delayed. It was supposed to be launching with the Fall Creators Update later this year, but it is now on hold until the next major Windows 10 release, which should appear in March 2018.
Timeline is a nifty feature that shows you which apps and files you were using on a particular day, then allows you to resume where you left off. It will even let you switch tasks between multiple devices, including Android and iOS phones and tablets — much like Apple’s continuity feature for macOS and iOS.
Sadly, Timeline won’t be ready in time for the Fall Creators Update that’s scheduled for release this September, but Microsoft says it is still coming. “We’re planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out,” said company executive Joe Belfiore in a tweet to The Verge’s Tom Warren.
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.
— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) July 3, 2017
Timeline should go public with the next major Windows 10 update in March 2018. This will give Microsoft around six months to test it with Insiders and iron out any kinks. Given that it hasn’t already been made available for testing, it’s hardly a surprise that it won’t be ready for its prime time debut this September.
This isn’t the first time Microsoft has delayed new Windows 10 features. It originally promised that its new People feature would be coming in the Creators Update that rolled out earlier this year, but it is now one of the things we’re waiting for in the Fall Creators Update.