Microsoft is working on ‘Your Phone’ Windows 10 app to mirror phone content to your PC

The ‘Your Phone’ app will need a companion app to be installed on your Android or iOS-powered devices to function.

  • Published: August 1, 2018 8:19 PM IST

Microsoft is working on a new app that will let users connect their smartphones to their Windows 10-powered devices and then drag and drop any content that they require. The company initially revealed the app during its annual developer conference, Build 2018, back in May. The app is made “to mirror content” from your smartphone to your PC as reported by The Verge and the company has just started testing this new app. According to the report, Android users with Windows 10-powered laptops or PCs will be the first to test this new app with an iOS version of the app set to launch later.

Currently, users can only drag and drop recent photos from their phones directly on in their Office apps and other Windows apps. According to the report, the company is working on adding drag and drop support for text message sync, and notifications from your smartphone to your PC. The thing to note here is that ‘Your Phone’ app will need a companion app to be installed on your Android or iOS-powered devices to function. The report points out that Microsoft is planning to include this app in the next major update for Windows 10, Redstone 5.

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The company is planning to launch the next update by October and it is likely that this app may be one of the key highlights of the event. As pointed out in the report, it is unclear if Microsoft will ship this new app as part of the update or if it will be available for users once they upgrade to Redstone 5.

This comes right after the company announced that Microsoft Edge users will no longer be required to remember passwords to log onto their favorite websites. To make it possible, the company announced support for the Web Authentication specification in Edge browser with which users will soon be able to securely log into websites without having to remember any password.

  • Published Date: August 1, 2018 8:19 PM IST