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New Chrome Extension By Microsoft Allows You Resume Browsing Across Devices

Microsoft first rolled out its feature for Windows 10 Timeline a year back, enabling consumers to sync app history and browsing between iOS, Windows 10, and Android machines. Unluckily, it was restricted on the browsing history side to Microsoft’s Edge browser, but now the firm has launched its own official extension on Chrome for Windows Timeline. Named as Web Activities, the extension will show and sync your browsing history on Chrome all over Windows 10 machines so you can employ the in-built Timeline feature.

This means a copy of your browsing history will be conveyed to servers of Microsoft, opening up possible privacy worries. Google does have its own method to sync browsing history all over sessions on Chrome, comprising the capability of viewing tabs on other machines. The Chrome extension by Microsoft simplifies this by developing it straightly into the Windows 10’s Task View feature that is available by using winkey + tab or from the taskbar.

On a related note, Microsoft earlier joined the crowd by adjusting its app of Edge Browser for iOS to support the notch of latest iPhone. The support arrives as a fraction of the app version 41.6 for Microsoft Edge on the App Store. Below the section of “what’s new” it is cited that, “This update includes iPhone X full screen support and many bug fixes and performance tuning. We’re continuing to work hard to make this the best browser possible. Thank you for your patience!” Joe Belfiore, the vice president of the company, also tweeted, “Hey iPhone X users… Edge now supports your cool new device, notch and all. Check the App Store for the update!”

As one can hope, Microsoft Edge browser with this upgrade will be filling up the whole screen of iPhone X apart from for the area occupied by the notch. Apart from this, nothing else appears to be modified in the app.