Microsoft is reportedly testing a new feature that will enable users to make phone calls right from their Windows computers. Screenshots posted on Twitter by one Ajith (@4j17h) seem to suggest that the feature is already live in v1.19082.1006.0 of Microsoft’s Your Phone Android app, although, it’s still in the testing phase and is only available to select users.
Your Phone app with Calls & dialer support, I can confirm it is working. pic.twitter.com/gpLU8ogXlw
— Ajith (@4j17h) September 7, 2019
According to the app’s listing page on the Play Store, the client-side software has to be installed on both a smartphone and a Windows PC for the feature to work as advertised. Sadly, though, it’s still in the experimental stage, which means it is not yet available widely just yet. Also, there’s no official confirmation from Microsoft, so we’ll still likely have to wait a while to know more about it.
Originally announced at Build 2018, Microsoft’s phone-mirroring app, ‘Your Phone’, is a standalone Windows program that enables users to manage their Android phone’s notifications on their PC. It allows users to access text messages, notifications and photos stored on their Android device directly from their Windows 10 computers. According to Microsoft, the software will not only let users check the notifications on their smartphones, but also read and reply to texts from their PCs.
To use all the features of the Your Phone app, users must link their Android phone to their PC via Windows Settings or through the app itself. The Your Phone app works with Windows 10 April 2018 update (1803) or later, and requires Android 7.0 Nougat or later. Android’s Quick Replies feature is not supported on Your Phone just yet, but that should happen sooner rather than later.
Download ‘Your Phone’ from the Microsoft Store (Free)
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