How to add Chrome and Firefox to Timeline on Windows 10

If you Chrome or Firefox, you can use this extension to ingrate the browser to the Windows 10 new Timeline feature.

Chrome Windows 10 Timeline support
Chrome Windows 10 Timeline support

Starting with version 1803 (April 2018 Update), Windows 10 introduced Timeline, which is an extension of Task View that allows you to resume activities (such as websites, documents, and apps) that you were working in the past.

The only caveat is that since Timeline became available, it’s been a feature mostly for Windows 10 applications like File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Office documents. In part because it’s up to developers to integrate this feature into their apps.

In order to overcome this limitation on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Dominic Maas, a developer at SoundByte, has created a handy extension that brings Timeline support to the two most popular web browsers on Windows 10, including the Vivaldi browser.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to get started with the “Windows Timeline Support” extension to list third-party web browsers activities in Timeline.

How to see Chrome and Firefox activities in Timeline

If you want to see your Chrome or Firefox activities in Timeline, you can use these steps:

  1. Use the one-click installation button to add the “Windows Timeline Support” extension on Chrome or Firefox.

  2. Click the extension icon in the address bar.

  3. Click the Sign in with your Microsoft Account option.

    Windows Timeline Support extension setup
    Windows Timeline Support extension setup
  4. Sign in with the same Microsoft account credentials that you’re using on Windows 10.

  5. Click the Yes button to allow the extension permission to access your account information.

Once you’ve completed the steps, you’ll be able to see your Chrome and Firefox activities in Timeline.

Even further, you can even push open tabs to other devices. Just click the extension icon in the address, click the Open this page on another device, and select the computer you want to send the web page to. Then the website will open automatically on the web browser that’s currently open on the remote device.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].