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The Timeline feature takes time tracking to a whole different level. It records every website and program that you view for longer than 10 seconds.

How does it work?

  • Timeline gets recorded on automatically when Toggl Desktop is running on your computer and you have enabled the recording;
  • Records each website and program that you view for more than 10 seconds;
  • Shows your day in 15-minute increments;
  • Displayed on Toggl in the footer of the Timer page;
  • It helps you keep track of your day and application usage.

Please note:

Timeline will not be available on the first day after signing up in Toggl – it will be enabled on the second day.

What does it show?

Timeline Capture

  • Dark blue horizontal bars show the times of the day that you have covered with time entries. It is only displayed if you store the start and stop time.
  • Light blue vertical bars display the programs that you’ve used and pages you’ve viewed and for how long:
  1. The bar height shows how many minutes of the 15-min increment you have been active for.
  2. Hover over a bar to see the exact sites and applications you visited at that time of day and for how long:

Timeline hover


  • Only you can see the information on the Timeline
  • Information is not shown in reports or anywhere else in Toggl.
  • All information is kept entirely private and not shared with anyone.
  • Toggl does not save any data that is entered on those sites or applications (e.g. passwords or content).
  • Each day’s data can be viewed for up to 9 calendar days, after which it gets permanently deleted.

Enabling and Disabling

To enable the Timeline feature, click on the cogwheel icon on the Timer page and choose “Footer chart – Timeline”. This is what you’ll see:

Timeline view 2

Then, you’ll just need to click on the big green button, which enables it for you. Also, this is where you’re able to download Toggl Desktop, which you’ll need to be able to use this feature.

To hide the Timeline, simply disable the footer chart from the cogwheel menu.

If you wish to disable this feature, choose this option from the Preferences/Settings window in the desktop agent.