Windows 10 Your Phone app gets the highly-anticipated SMS integration

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Your Phone

A couple of weeks ago,
Microsoft unveiled the Your Phone app for Windows 10 which
aims to bring the desktop and phone closer. For those
unfamiliar, Your Phone app basically allows users to access the
photos stored in their phone from their desktop but Microsoft
is working on several other features.

Today, Your Phone app for Windows 10 is getting a big update
with support for SMS integration. This allows users to send
messages from their PC without touching their connected phone.

As you can see in the screenshot, the app is mirroring the
phone messages to the PC and you can also compose a message
without touching your Android phone. The SMS integration
works pretty well and the messages notification also shows up
on Windows 10 Action Center.

SMS sync only works with Android phones at this time and the
update is available for Windows Insiders only.

Windows 10 Your Phone app

With the Your Phone app, Microsoft basically wants to the
mirror more features on Windows 10 PC from an Android phone and
eventually make it easier for users to not pick up the phone
every time when you’re working.

For starters, the app only gives you access to text messages
and photos on a Windows 10 PC from your smartphone but the
features will probably expand when the company sees fit.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft’s Your Phone app also works on
the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, also known as the version
1803. To try the Your Phone app on Windows 10 April 2018
Update, you would need to join the Release Preview Ring.

In case you don’t know, the Release Preview is the most stable
ring and at the moment it’s only getting app updates. You can
quickly join the Release Preview Ring, download the Your Phone
app and leave the Insider program. Your Phone app works fine on
our devices but as the app is still a work in progress, there
are some bugs and reliability issues.

It looks like Microsoft is preparing the Your Phone SMS sync
feature for
Windows 10 October 2018 Update which is codenamed as
“Redstone 5”.

This is all for now, folks. What do you think about Microsoft’s
Your Phone app for Windows 10? Let us know in the comments
below.



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