Windows 10 build 18908 gives super-powers to Your Phone app

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After releasing 10 Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft started rolling out new Windows 10 20H1 builds. Windows 10 build 18908 is the newest build available to Fast Ring Insiders.

The tech giant introduced numerous improvements and fixes for Windows Insiders. Microsoft says that build 18908 is not a major release. It brings some OS improvements and an update for YourPhone app with some brand new features.

Windows 10 build 18908 changelog

Let’s explore all the changes and new features that are coming along with the upcoming version of Windows 10.

Accessibility changes

As mentioned before, Windows 10 build 18908 brings some exciting new features for Your Phone app.

Microsoft introduced screen reading features in Your Phone app. The Narrator explains whatever you select on the screen. Furthermore, this update also brings a focus tracking feature to your Android smartphone.

Windows 10 users can now change their keyboard language or layout. The good news is the app now allows phone mirroring on additional devices including  Samsung Galaxy (Note 9, Note 8), OnePlus (6, 6T), Samsung Galaxy (S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+).

New messaging features

In addition to the accessibility improvements, Microsoft rolled out various messaging features for Your Phone app.

The app now allows its users to send and receive MMS messages to their friends and family. You can now see an unread message indicator and a contact image for all your contacts in Your Phone app.

Windows 10 users can directly respond to their text messages from the notification pane. Microsoft added another exciting feature to the screen mirroring app. You can now send emojis to anyone from YourP hone app.

Finally, YourPhone app also got new icons (Your Phone Companion and Your Phone) and the ability to sync your notifications, messages, and photos over mobile data. 

Windows 10 build 18908 also fixed some bugs such as night light issues, and Start menu bugs.

Microsoft also acknowledged a series of known issues in Windows 10 build 18908. For more information, you can check out this blog post on Microsoft’s website.

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