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Microsoft’s Your Phone App Gets Pen Support in Phone Screen

Samsung Galaxy users on Insider rings can now draw on the Windows 10 Your Phone app and have it display on their Android phone.

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is rolling out an additional feature for its app, which brings PCs and devices closer together. Though this one is limited to both Insiders and specific , it gives a hint of the service's future.

Essentially, users can now in the phone screen section of the app. For the unfamiliar, phone screen mirrors your android display to your PC so that you can interact with apps without disruption. It currently works only with select Samsung Galaxy devices.

With the addition of Inking, users can draw on their laptop screen and have the results display on their phone. This could be useful if you want to utilize an Android painting app on PC or handwrite notes. Full pressure sensitivity is supported.

The news was shared by senior program manager Analy Diaz on , who also shared an image of it in action. She noted that Your Phone supports pressure, the app will have to support it too.

Rising Popularity and Feature Additions

Your Phone has seen significant growth since its announcement, hitting the top spot on the Play Store in October. After years of hard work, Microsoft has improved the functionality of Your Phone significantly. Users can now use their PC to sync photos, reply to notifications and text messagestake phone calls, and mirror their screen.

With the Android-based Surface Duo coming next year, these additions are becoming even more important. Though the Duo will undoubtedly have its own pen support, it's always nice to have the option of working on a bigger screen.

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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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