Along with the many other new features, Windows Timeline happens to be one of the hallmark areas of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Unfortunately, app developers need to enable Timeline, and only a handful of Windows 10 applications currently have support for the feature. Chrome happens to be one of these apps which doesn’t yet have Timeline integration, so Windows developer Dominic Maas coded his own custom extension to bring Chrome to the newest Windows 10 experience.
I found an extension for Chrome that enables Windows Timeline support, but it was a weird hybrid paid store app + free chrome extension. Decided to create my own, acts like Microsoft Edge currently. pic.twitter.com/h86amjLm0t
— Dominic Maas (@dominicjmaas) July 11, 2018
Dominic Maas came up with the idea for this extension after finding a “weird” hybrid store app and free chrome extension which enables Windows Timeline support. His custom extension is currently in development and is not yet available for a public download, but Maas says that the project is open source. You can visit his GitHub to contribute to the project, and Maas says that he will publish “in the next few days” after working on usability.
Even though Microsoft’s Edge browser integrates with Timeline, it is nice to see that someone can manage to unofficially get Chrome working with the feature too. We’re looking forward to trying out Maas’ extension once it is released and hope that Google can one day find room in its heart to officially enable Timeline support in Chrome.