Picture-in-picture mode coming to Your Phone app for Windows

Don Sharpe
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  • Your Phone app lets you pair your Android device with your Windows PC
  • Reports indicate that the Windows 10 app is getting picture-in-picture support.
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Your Phone app

Looking at the Your Phone app for Windows today and comparing it with what it was when it debuted, many can barely recognize it. It’s undergone something of a dramatic transformation, getting more powerful with each new feature it receives.

The tool, which lets you pair your Android device with your Windows 10 PC, is getting multiple new features. According to a discovery by the folks at Windows Latest, picture-in-picture support is coming to the app.

Your Phone app getting picture-in-picture capability and more

The picture-in-picture mode for Your Phone app is still under development, according to the finding.

Microsoft likes to call the picture-in-picture feature in Windows 10 apps Compact Overlay. It lets you view an app in a small window while looking at something else in other parts of the screen.

When an app is running in this mode, it floats on top of other bigger windows. That way, you can still do other things like watch a video.

Your Phone app getting picture-in-picture support means that it will let you pop out a chat in a separate smaller screen. Doing that undocks the smaller window from the rest of the app screen, allowing you to move it around at will.

Additionally, the pop-out windows are resizable, letting you organize your screen with a little more flexibility.

Other features coming to Your Phone

Reports indicate that Microsoft is also developing a feature that may enable you to manage or view your installed apps via the Your Phone app.

Maybe the feature will let you move apps between your PC and the app? Nobody can tell that for now, but it’d be nice to have a capability like that.

Currently, users of certain Samsung smartphones can move photos between Your Phone and your PC via the cross-device copy and paste function.

Also, Windows 10 insiders in the Fast ring are now testing the ability to control music and audio from inside the Your Phone tool.

What cool features do you think Microsoft should add to the Your Phone app? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.