Windows 10 Your Phone app brings Android notifications to PC
Microsoft has been testing notification mirroring for quite a while. The good news is that this feature is now available to all Android users.
This means that you can now get all Android notifications on Windows machines. You don’t need to sneak into your phone over and over again. All important notifications are right on your screen.
Microsoft announced the news in its Windows Insider’s official Twitter account. According to Microsoft, you just need to connect your Android phone to your PC, and you will start receiving real-time Android notifications.
Notifications have arrived! With the Your Phone app, you can now receive and manage your Android phone’s notifications on your PC. Get Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store here: https://t.co/E56Z8eVdIR pic.twitter.com/ovlKi1QOJy
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) July 2, 2019
Your Phone app was initially launched in 2018. Microsoft has been gradually adding new features since then. The notification mirroring feature was initially announced in April for users enrolled in the Insider program.
How does the notification mirroring feature work?
Once you connect your Android phone to your PC, you will get a notification on your smartphone. You need to click on the notification to mirror your phone’s screen on your system. This feature will help to take necessary actions right from your PC.
Let’s take the example of Facebook messages. When you receive a message on Facebook, you need to click the notification to open the message on your screen.
You can then respond to the message from your PC. The notification will no longer appear on your phone once you dismiss the notification from your PC, However, the tech giant is yet to add quick reply support.
Notably, you should update your PC to Windows 10 April 2018 update or later to use the feature. Additionally, you also need to ensure that the version of your app is Phone version 1.19052.657.0 or later.
MMS messaging feature
Apart from the notification mirroring feature, YourPhone app now allows users to send MMS messages. You can attach GIFs or emojis to your text.
Furthermore, you can now directly share pictures to your friends and family from mobile or desktop. Right now this feature is available to all users. You just need to update your app to enjoy this cool feature.
Microsoft is gradually rolling out notification mirroring feature. At the time of writing this article, many users have got the feature. However, you may need to wait a little longer if you have not received the feature yet. The rollout process completes on July 9.
Interested to try now? You can link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC today.
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