Timeline will allow Windows 10 users to switch between devices – including PCs, tablets and Android and iOS smartphones – and pick-up where you left off.
Apple has included a very similar feature in its iOS and macOS operating systems, enabling users to start a document on one machine and resume it immediately from another.
Microsoft’s plans are a little more ambitious, since the Redmond company wants to enable the function across rival mobile operating systems.
It’s not clear why the software was been bumped from the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
“Timeline won’t be in the Fall Creators Update,” confirmed Microsoft Executive Joe Belfiore to The Verge.
“We’re planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out.”
Timeline shows your progress on different apps in a card-style interface
This is not the first time Microsoft has decided to ditch a previously announced feature from its next update.
The US company had hoped to ship its People feature in Creators Update earlier this year, but it was pushed back to Fall Creators Update instead.
This notification warns them the software is now deemed “end of service” and will no longer receive monthly security patches.
Microsoft will push users to upgrade the system.
The new notification asks users to review their security preferences and upgrade the system
Windows 10 users are able to postpone the process up to five times, with the sixth notification pop-up asking users to confirm their privacy settings.
Microsoft claims the process will “only take a few moments for what we believe provides you with the best balance between privacy, security, and control”.
“The most secure Windows device today is an updated one: running both the most recent feature update – the Windows 10 Creators Update – and the most recent monthly quality update,” said John Cable, Microsoft Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery.
“By staying up to date on both the latest feature and quality updates, you’re assured of being on the most secure version of Windows 10.”