How to Add Windows 10 Timeline Support to Chrome and Firefox

Microsoft introduced Timeline feature in the April 2018 update, version 1803. Though the Timeline feature is only available for Microsoft Edge, with a quick workaround, you can add timeline support to Chrome and Firefox.

In case you don’t know, using the Timeline feature, you can go back in time and resume your work with just a few clicks. Since the Timeline works by syncing with your Microsoft account, it allows you to view and resume your work from other connected Windows machines. By default, the Edge browser is integrated with Timeline and allows you to open previously opened tabs in all machines connected to your Microsoft account.

If you are using Chrome or Firefox as your daily browser then you cannot get the Timeline feature benefits. But, you don’t have to worry. Domonic Mass, a third-party developer created an extension for both Chrome and Firefox that add support for Windows 10 Timeline.

What’s more, the extension also has support for project Rome which lets you pass a tab from one device to other with a single click. Without ado, let me show you how to add Windows Timeline support to Chrome and Firefox in Windows 10.

Add Windows Timeline Support to Chrome

1. To add Windows Timeline support to chrome, you need to install the Windows Timeline Support chrome extension. So, head over to the chrome extensions page and install the extension to get started.

Win10 timeline - install chrome extension

2. After installing, click on the Windows Timeline Support extension icon and then click on the button “Sign in with your Microsoft account.”

Win10 timeline - chrome sign in

3. As soon as you click a new pop-up window will appear asking for your authorization. Log into your Microsoft account and authorize the extension.

Win10 timeline - chrome sign in complete

4. That is it. As soon as you log in with your Microsoft account, the extension will add your browsing activity to Windows Timeline. You can actually see the browsing session in the Windows 10 Timeline. Just click on the TaskView icon on the taskbar or press the keyboard shortcut Win + Tab.

5. The good thing about the extension is that it also lets you send the tabs to other Windows 10 computers that are linked to the same Microsoft account. To send a tab, click on “Open this page on another device” and then select the device from the list.

In my case, I only have one device linked with this Microsoft account so I’m only seeing one device in the list.

Win10 timeline - chrome select device

If you no longer require the extension then simply click on the option “Sign out of your Microsoft account” and then uninstall the extension.

Additionally, go to Microsoft’s App and Services page, find “Windows Timeline Support” app and click on the “Remove these Permissions” button. That way, the extension will no longer have access to your browsing activities.

Win10 timeline - remove permissions chrome

Add Windows Timeline Support to Firefox

You can add Windows 10 Timeline support to Firefox by installing the Windows Timeline Support add-on for Firefox.

1. After installing, click on the extension, click on the button “Sign in with your Microsoft account” and sign in with your Microsoft account.

Win10 timeline - firefox sign in

2. As soon as you sign in, the extension will track and add your browser tabs to the Windows Timeline.

Win10 timeline - firefox sign in complete

3. Just click on the TaskView button or press the Win + Tab shortcut key to access your tab from Timeline.

Win10 timeline - firefox tabs in timeline

4. Just like with the Chrome extension, you can send tabs to other connected Windows 10 devices. To do that, click on the extension and then click on the option “Open this page on another device” and then select the device from the list. In a couple of seconds, the web page will be automatically opened in that device.

Win10 timeline - firefox select device

If you no longer require the extension then simply click on the option “Sign out of your Microsoft account” and then uninstall the extension.

Additionally, go to Microsoft’s App and Services page, find “Windows Timeline Support” app and click on the “Remove these Permissions” button. That way, the extension will no longer have access to your browsing activities.

Win10 timeline - remove permissions firefox

That’s all there is to do and it is that simple to add Timeline support to Chrome and Firefox in Windows 10. Comment below and share your thoughts and experiences using the Windows Timeline Support extension for Chrome and Firefox.

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