Microsoft’s Your Phone is increasingly becoming the powerful tool we hoped it would be when it arrived two years ago. In its latest push, Microsoft is testing a feature that would allow the app to sync multiple devices to a Windows 10 PC.
It’s been a long road for Your Phone to reach the sort of functionality that will make it valuable to users. That’s partly because Microsoft has been incrementally updating the app. That cautious approach has been frustrating sometimes, but recent features have expanded Your Phone beyond mere novelty.
Microsoft took to the official Your Phone Twitter account to reveal the new features. As mentioned, it is currently in testing and will allow users to add another smartphone to the app.
If you’re unfamiliar with Your Phone, it is a bridging application that let’s users view and use their smartphone on their Windows desktop. While it is available on Android and iOS, the Android version has more features because of Apple’s platform micromanagement.
More support for multiple devices is rolling out to Windows Insiders! Now, it’s easier to link an additional device to Your Phone. Simply click the new “Add a device” button in your app settings and follow the setup instructions.
— Microsoft Your Phone (@MSYourPhone) July 9, 2020
With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see the multiple sync feature testing on Android and not iOS. Although, this is probably the type of tool that Microsoft can transition to iOS in the future. When that will happen, or indeed when this feature will be fully launched, remains to be seen.
Just this week we discussed another inbound Your Phone feature that will expand the usefulness of the app. Specifically, more robust image management is coming to the service.
When the feature arrives, it will allow users to collect images from their smartphone on their Windows PC. Furthermore, the Your Phone desktop app will also provide the ability to browse through images and delete them.
Microsoft is also bringing a prompt that allows users to pin the app to the Windows taskbar.