Microsoft is making a number of significant improvements to its Your Phone, the app that allows users to sync their Android smartphones and Windows 10 devices.
Using Your Phone app, users can instantly access the photos, texts, and more on their Android smartphone right from Windows 10 devices. They no longer need to snap a pic on their phone and then send it to the computer. The app works with smartphones running Android 7.0 or later, and Windows 10 v1803 or later.
In the latest update of Your Phone, Microsoft will now users to sync app notifications from the phone to the PC.
Vishnu Nath, director of program management at Microsoft Mobile experiences, announced the new feature via a tweet.
The photo shared by Vishnu Nath reveals that users will now be able to check the notifications on their phone right from their PC. They will also be able to dismiss these notifications, which will then also be dismissed from the phone.
The new feature is currently available to Windows Insiders only. Following feedback from them, the company will take further steps.
In the tweet trail, Vishnu Nath also hinted that Microsoft is working on allowing usage of the mobile data (photos, messages, and notifications) rather than just Wi-Fi, and bringing the app to iOS as well.
“We are working on iOS support but as you may expect it is hard to work on a closed platform that doesn’t natively offer many extension opportunities as Android does. We are trying though, promise.”
Last month, the tech giant had announced phone screen mirroring feature to Your Phone (for Windows Insiders), which allows users to mirror their phone’s screen directly on the PC.