Windows 11’s taskbar latest feature is Your Phone app integration

Windows 11 Your Phone integration

Windows 11 is set to receive its first major update in the fall
and there’s been some evidence suggesting that drag and drop
functionality is in the works. In addition to
drag and drop support, other major improvements are also
coming, including features like a better overlay menu which has
been requested by many.

Microsoft also appears to be working on a new taskbar toggle
that will allow users to quickly view recently opened apps on
their phones directly from Windows 11. This feature was quietly
teased during Samsung’s unpacked event and we’ve uncovered
additional details.

The new “recent app” feature of the Your Phone app is based on
the existing “Apps” feature which allows users to open their
Android apps on Windows. Thanks to the new feature and Your
Phone app’s taskbar integration, you can now easily access the
three most recently used apps.

Your Phone app taskbar

As you can see in the above screenshot, Your Phone app’s icon
will appear on the right side of the taskbar, next to the
options like WiFi or audio. At the moment, Your Phone’s taskbar
toggle can only manage three recent apps, but Microsoft will be
improving the integration in future releases.

The feature is gradually rolling out to the Windows Insider
community on select Samsung devices

To try Your Phone app’s new feature, simply click on ^ on the
taskbar on the right bottom corner. In the flyout, you can
either launch the app or access Recent Apps directly from the
desktop.

You can also manage recent apps via the “Recently used” section
which currently displays the three most recently used apps.

This feature will also begin rolling out to Windows 10 PCs in
the coming weeks.

Other requirements include:

  • Samsung device running Android 9.0 or greater with Link to
    Windows.
  • Both devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • Your Phone app v1.21092.145.0 or higher. Older versions of
    the Your Phone app does not support recent Apps.
  • Link to Windows version 1.21083.49.0 or higher.

The recently used apps feature is currently available for
select Samsung phones only. It’s also worth pointing out
that Your Phone app’s integration will be enabled via Microsoft
Store.

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