The Timeline feature allows you to record your computer activity. With this data, you can later fill in the gaps in your timesheets. The feature will record every website and program that you view for longer than 10 seconds.

Video Overview of Timeline

Enabling the feature

This feature is enabled via our desktop apps.

  • Windows: On the main Timer screen, navigate to the "Calendar" tab. Click on the three dots icon and enable the "Record activity" option.

  • macOS: Open Preferences (⌘ ,) > Calendar. Select the appropriate level of tracking under "Activity recording". You will need to update System Preferences to track window titles.

How does it work? 

  • Timeline gets recorded automatically in the background when the Toggl Track desktop app is running on your computer and you have enabled the recording.

  • Records each website and program that you view for more than 10 seconds.

  • The macOS desktop app and Windows desktop app have a Calendar view where you can visualize Timeline events and create new time entries for them.

Timeline in the webapp

To use Timeline in the webapp, navigate to the Timer page and click on Views > Activity Timeline. Once enabled, you'll see a breakdown of your day in 15 minute increments.

View timeline in webapp

Important notes

  • Timeline data is account-specific. Other workspace users (including admins) do not have access to it. 

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

  • If your computer goes to sleep your timeline will stop recording.

  • Timeline data for the last 9 days is shown in the desktop app. After 9 days, the local data is wiped.

  • The webapp view only shows the last 7-days of timeline data.

  • Timeline data is permanently stored by default on our servers. It is stored separately from user data, and cannot be linked to personally identifying information. However, users can request its deletion at any time by contacting support.

  • Timeline data is recorded & stored solely for the purpose of improving the user experience (i.e. enabling the Timeline feature). It is not used in any other way, nor provided to anyone else.

  • Timeline activity can be downloaded in-app. The export only includes the last 7 days of data. If you need all your timeline data, please contact Support.

Need further help with Timeline? Feel free to contact our support team

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