How to add Google Chrome with Windows 10 Timeline Feature

Windows received in April last year update the Timeline feature, which allows the user to resume activities he was doing on his computers, such as access to a site by Edge, an open Word file, and other applications. Although the feature was welcome, the lack of support for open websites in other browsers was something that was needed by system users.

Fortunately, officially, Microsoft has released an extension for the Google Chrome browser to be integrated into the timeline in Windows. Here’s how to make Chrome Web sites appear on the Windows 10 timeline.

Turning on the timeline feature

Before proceeding to install Chrome Add-on, you must first have the Timeline feature already enabled in Windows. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Press the “Win + I” keys together to open the Windows 10 “Settings” screen and enter “Privacy”;
  2. In the menu on the left, click on “Activity history” and enable the options as suggested by the image below;
  3. Restart the computer.

Integrating Chrome with the Windows Timeline

Now that Windows is already properly configured for the feature to work, it’s time to set up Chrome so that the sites you open on it can appear there. Here’s how:

    1. Access this Web Activities extension link and click “Use in Chrome”;
    2. In the message that appears, click on “Add extension”;
    3. At the end of the installation, a new icon will appear next to your address bar. Click on it;
    4. In the message that appears, click “Sign in”;
    5. Now enter the same login that you use on your computer. It must be a Microsoft account;
    6. Grant the requested permission.

Ready! Now all sites that are opened in Chrome will be integrated into the Windows 10 timeline. Remember that sometimes the timeline takes to catch the first sites, so just continue browsing until they start to appear.

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