Sets and Timeline confirmed for the Redstone 4 update
Windows Insiders will be able to test the new features soon
Microsoft announced the Timeline for Windows 10 PC at BUILD in April, with the promise that the feature would be included in the Redstone 3 update (Fall Creators Update). But the company didn’t make it, disappointing many of the users who follow the Windows news. Fortunately, Timeline has been confirmed as ‘coming soon’ to Insiders, which means the next major update (RS4) will certainly have it. Even more interesting is the new feature called ‘Sets‘, also confirmed for the next Windows 10 Insider build for PC.
Sets are clever tabs for every Windows 10 Universal app, allowing you to group together apps. For example, you work on a Power Point presentation and you need to find information and images on the Internet. You can create Sets (tabs) for these tasks in one window, just like you create tabs in the Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers. The idea is that you won’t switch between different app windows, and use only one window with many tabs for all tasks. These tabs will be limited to Windows 10 apps at launch, but Microsoft is planning to extend the feature to non-Universal apps and programs.
The ‘Sets’ will also include a built-in search feature in a new blank tab – similar to the search tab in the Microsoft Edge. Tabs and Timeline will both be available for testing in the coming weeks, while the official roll out to everyone is planned with the Spring 2018 update.