How to use the Windows 10 Timeline function to integrate Android and PC

The Microsoft Launcher for Android was recently upgraded to version 5.0 and brought support for the Windows 10 Timeline, as well as other new features for the platform. The Windows feature displays the activity history on the PC and allows you to resume interrupted tasks from your OneDrive storage on your phone. Integration facilitates access to Microsoft Edge Web sites, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

The tool can be useful in the day-to-day operation of the systems user, since it allows adding more dynamism when performing tasks and increasing productivity. In the following tutorial, check out how to enable and use the Windows 10 Timeline in the Microsoft Launcher for Android. You must have the latest version of the app on your phone to complete the procedure - check out how to update your apps.

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Learn how to sync the Windows 10 Timeline with Android

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Step 1. If necessary, install the Microsoft Launcher on your phone. On the home screen, slide your finger to the right. Then touch the button in the upper right corner of the screen;

Access the feed settings in the Microsoft Launcher

Step 2. In the Microsoft Launcher feed settings, enable the "Timeline" option. A tab with the same name will be added to the right of "News" on the application home page. Click on it to access your timeline with the files and websites open on the PC;

Enable Timeline support in the Microsoft Launcher app

Step 3. Click on a website to open it on the Edge. If the Microsoft browser is not installed, go to Chrome or the default Android browser;

Tap on a website to access it from the Microsoft Launcher for Android

Step 4. Office files can be viewed in OneDrive by the browser. Office Package apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will open directly in the application if they are installed on the device;

Tap a document from the Microsoft Launcher to open it

Step 5. Go to "Get app" in the upper right corner to go to Google Play and download the required program. This way, you can edit the document on your phone. Changes will be saved to the OneDrive cloud and later synchronized with your PC.

Install Microsoft apps to edit documents on your Android phone

Ready. Enjoy the tips to use the Windows 10 Timeline and integrate your PC with your phone.

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