There exist two Standard Component in Lightning Experience which are quite similar but there exist difference between them. They are:- Recent Records and Recent Items. See the FAQ below:-
Recent Records and Recent Items in Lightning
You can only use it on Home page but not available for record and App page.
No, It is not available in utility bar as well.
No, there is no way to filter the records shown in the component.
This component shows 5 records at a time in the component.
Yes, Component has the view all link at bottom.
A new page opens when users click on view all link with 20 records in List view.
Recent Items standard component can be used with Home, Record and App lightning pages.
Recent Items standard component can be used in Utility bar.
Yes, Admins can filter the records based on object in Recent Items
The default is three, but you can set it to show a maximum of 30.
No, It does not have.
Yes, You can replace recent items with a custom name.
The Recent Items component supports these objects, based on the specified properties:
– All custom objects
– All standard objects for which both of these conditions are true:
-A compact layout is defined for the object.
– The object is tracked in the most recently used objects list.
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