Windows 10 Mobile ‘Block and Filter’ app to be renamed to ‘ID & Filter’

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When it comes to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft is always working on new apps. One of those new apps is all about making it possible for users to block SMS messages and caller ID from strange numbers. It’s possible that there might come a time when a person might feel they need to get escape from a crazy ex or just some random person who loves to prank call. The “ID & Filter” app would work great in this regard.

This isn’t a new app: prior to the name change, it was known as Block and Filter. In addition, Microsoft is adding new features according to WBI. Most notable is its revamped user interface, though it is not too much of a difference compared to what it looked like before.

At the end of the day, this app is mainly for blocking SMS messages and calls for any specific number and as such, is fine more advanced features. We hope Microsoft doesn’t feel tempted to develop more features for this app since it is fine without.

A Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview update in the near future is expected to bring the ID & Filter app to the forefront. It should be interesting to see what Microsoft does with the app, but until then we’ll continue to take advantage of Block and Filter before the name change becomes official.

Recently, Microsoft decided to put more work into its Wallet app in the hopes of making it more useful and popular. As it stands right now, not many users of the operating system are choosing to take advantage of this feature and the company wants to change that.

There’s also an increase in the number of folks who are using Windows 10 Mobile. Not a huge increase, but enough to give the platform and Microsoft hope of what could be in the years to come.


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