You’ll soon be able to transfer Android phone calls to Windows PCs

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
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Exciting news on the Android and PC front. Soon, you may be able to transfer your phone calls to your computer’s speakers using Your Phone app.

Your Phone App – Smartening Up Your Smartphone

For those of you who don’t know, Your Phone is an app that lets you transfer content between your Android phone and your PC.

I was going to add ‘easily’ to that last sentence but having to download the app from Microsoft Store onto your PC, and another app, called Your Phone Companion, from Google Play onto your phone, makes it a lot less easy. Still, maybe I am just being picky.

Before we move on, don’t download anything until you have checked your version of Android. If it isn’t 7.0 or later, you won’t be able to use Your Phone. Oh, and if you have an iPhone and want to link it to your computer using Your Phone, sorry but you can’t either.

Your Phone app - Linking smartphones to PC speakers

Originally reported on the Italian website Aggiornamenti Lumia, the March, 2019 update, Insider Windows 10 19H1, will include a new system app called “Windows.CallingShellApp“. There is also a screenshot of a notepad file named Microsoft.Windows.CallingShellApp with a string of phone and PC speaker references such as:

  • Transfer to PC
  • Speaker
  • Send to phone
  • Fold the device over to return to the call
  • Transfer
  • Couldn’t transfer

From this, the rumour has started to go round that a new feature of the Your Phone app will be the ability to transfer calls from your smartphone to your Windows 10 PC speakers.

Of course, as there has been no official word from Microsoft, all this is speculation. However, with the Your Phone app limited to messages and looking at photos, extending its functionality is something that Microsoft is keen on doing.

Have you been using the Your Phone app for messaging and photos? Would you use it for transferring phone calls to your computer’s speakers? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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