A new update is rolling out right now to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. With this new update, you will be able to get your Android notifications right on your PC, which is pretty nifty. Microsoft said about a year ago that these notifications would be coming but never said exactly when. If you use an Android device and have Windows 10, read on to learn more about this exciting update.
Windows 10 Your Phone App Can Now Mirror Android Phone Notifications
A really cool update has rolled out this week to the Windows 10 version of the Your Phone app. With the new update, you will have mirrored Android phone notifications delivered right to your PC. This is going to come in very handy for people who often spend time on their Windows 10 PC and can’t get to their Android device right away. Microsoft said this notification system would be coming around a year ago, and it looks like the company finally has decided to roll out this feature.
Your Phone is still going to be the same app it always has so there are no significant changes to how the app works either on your Android device or Windows 10 PC. In order to use the new notification feature, you will first have to sync your Windows 10 PC and Android device together. After the app has been synced, the mirrored notifications from your Android device will appear. With the app, you can easily drag-and-drop files between one device to another.
Your Phone App for Windows 10 Now Brings Ability to See All Notifications from Android
The Your Phone app also allows you to read or reply to any text messages you receive on your Android device. Any photos you have on your Android device also can be viewed with the app on Windows 10. The new changes though are going to bring more power and features to the Your Phone Windows 10 app.
You will be able to see all notifications that pop up on your Android smartphone. There is still the lack of ability to take any actions on these notifications however, unless it’s the Messages app on your Android device. Currently, you only can respond to Messages through your Windows 10 PC, so you’re limited right now on just how useful this feature is.
While there are still many limitations with this app, we know Microsoft is working on improving Your Phone to give you more abilities in the near future. A feature that we know is coming is Notification Chasing, and it’s currently available to Windows Insiders as a beta. Notification Chasing is going to mirror your entire Android smartphone screen.
Essentially, you will be able to remotely take any actions you need to when you get any kind of notification through this feature. That means you will be able to read and reply to Twitter messages, you could dial phone numbers, and also reply in other apps like WhatsApp. We are hopeful this feature will be rolling out soon to everyone since it’s been in beta for a little while now.
Are You a Windows 10 User Who Uses Your Phone App?
We have told you about other Your Phone updates and changes recently, as Microsoft continues to update this app with new features. These new features are going to make it easier to go between your Windows 10 PC and your Android smartphone.
The ability to mirror your entire Android screen is going to be great and it will give you plenty of new abilities and actions to take anytime you need. Whether it’s work collaborations or just getting back to a friend in WhatsApp, we are happy that these more powerful features are coming soon.
Download the newest Your Phone update to your Windows 10 PC and link your Android smartphone to check out some of the features right now. Once you have tried out the new options and abilities, we want to know what you think about them.
Are you someone who is currently using the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC and Android device? Do you like that soon there will be a complete mirror ability of your Android device? What other features are you hopeful Microsoft adds to this app in the near future?