Microsoft launched its Your Phone application at Build 2018. While it allows Android users to sync their smartphone to Windows 10, development of the app has been relatively slow. However, Your Phone has this week passed through an important feature milestone.
Now, all Android users have the ability to make calls through Your Phone on their Windows 10 PC. Microsoft has been testing the feature in recent months and is now ready for a full roll out.
You may remember, Microsoft used Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 10 to showcase calls on Your Phone.
As the feature suggests, Your Phone users can now make calls on their PC. Furthermore, they can also view contacts and see call history on their Windows 10 machine. Additionally, it’s possible to divert a call back to the Android smartphone if you are moving away from the PC.
Thank you #WindowsInsiders for your feedback over the last couple of months. Today, we're pleased to announce the general availability of the #YourPhone app Calls feature, which allows you to receive and make phone calls on your PC: https://t.co/m47kLcXgbS pic.twitter.com/4GuIOXjR71
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) December 11, 2019
It is worth noting that you will need Android 7.0 or later to get their feature. And, your Windows 10 PC needs to be connected to your smartphone through Bluetooth.
And so, Your Phone is gaining another important feature. Recently, the app has received several interesting tools to boost functionality.
Just this week, we reported on the integration of pen support. 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.
Back in October, Your Phone became the number one ranked application on the Google Play Store.
“#1 App on Google Play!!! Woohooo!! Thank you all. I never thought we would see Link to “Windows” top on Android,” said Microsoft PM of mobile Vishnu Nath on Twitter.