Your Phone app to support cross-platform copy and paste


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Your Phone app new features

Microsoft may be adding a copy-and-paste function to its popular Your Phone app, signaling that it has never given up on delivering some of the most exciting mobile experiences despite its failed adventure into the smartphone market.

The application, which boasts over 50 million installs on Google Play, lets users sync their Android phones with their Windows 10 PCs.

Your Phone app to have an exciting new feature

Originally, Your Phone only had some basic but practical features that enabled users to transform their PCs into giant smartphones.

The ability to manage phones’ notifications and view photos taken on smartphones were some of the most exciting to have when the app became available. The application has grown more sophisticated since.

Microsoft has been introducing other features like the capability to make and receive smartphone calls from a PC. This function minimizes the need to transition between desktops and Android devices, enabling users to focus more on the task at hand.

Now, some users speculate that a future Your Phone upgrade might include the ability to transfer files between PCs and Android smartphones. While analyzing the code for the latest build of the app, they encountered terminology alluding to copy-and-paste and drag-and-drop functions.

It’s not yet clear if users will be able to transfer all types of content from their phones to Windows 10 PCs and vice versa when the feature becomes available.

Your Phone’s file transfer might be lightning-fast

Should the world expect a quick, two-way channel for the movement of massive files between smartphones and desktops, or does Microsoft prefer to experiment with light content first, such as text?

The company is already one of the world’s leading app developers, with some of its mobile apps (such as Excel) boasting more than a billion installs. But it’s not the first software-maker to offer a smartphone-PC syncing app.

Already, macOS Catalina users can transfer files (by drag-and-drop) from their Mac to their iPhones or iPads by syncing their devices. Windows 10 PC users require iTunes to sync their Apple smartphones this way.