Microsoft adds a new feature to Your Phone app that does more than mirroring


A new feature added to Microsoft Your Phone app allows you to access a list of your Android apps that can run in a separate window mirrored from your phone

Your Phone is an app developed by Microsoft for Windows 10 for connecting Android or iOS devices to Windows 10 devices. It enables a Windows PC to access the 2000 most recent photos on a connected phone, send SMS messages, and make phone calls. Your Phone app allows users to beam their content to their desktop when their devices are connected to the internet connection.

Over time, the app has added more functionality for managing photos from desktop and now Microsoft has added a new feature that allows you to access a list of your Android apps that can run in a separate window mirrored from your phone. Yes, at Samsung’s Unpacked event, Microsoft announced that the Your Phone app will finally allow users to run Android apps within Windows 10 itself.

The amazing thing about this new update is that the app now also allows Windows 10 users to multitask with the Windows apps. Moreover, now you can also pin these Android apps to the Windows 10 taskbar or Start menu. This means the app will allow Windows 10 users to launch apps directly and run them as if they’re regular Windows apps.

Windows 10 Android apps

According to the reports, it is known that the app will be updated with a new page called ‘apps’ and it will show you a list of all the apps that are installed on your phone. Obviously, It would be free to use, and you can easily run apps using their default-designed interface.

However, the company said that it will add support to run multiple Android apps side by side on Windows 10 in November 2020. In addition, Your Phone app will sync notes across Samsung Notes app, OneNote, and Outlook. At the moment, it seems like the feature will be limited to Samsung’s two high-end handsets, but support for other hardware including Surface Duo should be added later.

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