I Used Windows Copilot to Directly Text My Phone Contacts

In Short
  • Microsoft has been working on the advanced version of Copilot and some of the features are available on Windows 11 version 24H2.
  • The new Copilot app allows you to interact with your smartphone via the chat interface.
  • Currently, you can look up contacts and send messages using Windows Copilot.

Microsoft has released a new Copilot app with the Windows 11 24H2 update in the Release Preview channel. I recently got the Copilot app working on 23H2 and older builds of Windows 11. Surprisingly, it also brings a ‘Phone’ plugin that allows the Copilot to interact with your smartphone. Earlier, Samsung had leaked the next-gen Copilot features through its product page.

advanced copilot features on windows 11
Image Courtesy: Samsung

So, I tested it on my Android smartphone, and voila, it works! Currently, the feature set is quite limited. You can only send a message through the Copilot. Reminders and looking up email addresses from your smartphone are still not supported. However, it can find your contact details, send a message, and query all your messages from your smartphone.

Of course, the limited features might not be very useful at present, but it opens up a new possibility of interacting with your smartphone through an AI chatbot. The tight integration between Windows and smartphones will only lead to a better experience in the future. Here’s how it works.

First of all, make sure to install the Windows 11 24H2 update on your PC. You can also install the new Copilot app on older builds by following our guide if you don’t want to install the 24H2 update.

I Used Windows Copilot to Directly Text My Phone Contacts

After that, make sure you have set up Phone Link on both your PC and smartphone. Under Windows Settings -> Bluetooth & devices -> Mobile devices, make sure your phone appears and the toggle is enabled.

enable phone plugin in windows copilot

Next, open the Copilot app, and enable the ‘Phone’ plugin. You are almost done. You can now start performing a variety of tasks through the chat interface. For example, I asked Copilot to send a message to my friend, and it worked on the first try. Amazing, right?

send a message on smartphone using windows copilot

Next, I asked Copilot to show me past messages from one of my contacts. And it obliged. Not only that, it also translated the message from Hindi to English.

find messages from your contact on copilot

After that, I asked Copilot to draft a message and send the message to my friend inviting him for dinner. And well, it worked seamlessly.

draft a message with copilot and send it to your contact

Finally, I told Copilot to look up the email address of my contact, but it failed to perform the action. It couldn’t set a reminder as well.

Overall, the experience is pretty skeletal right now and only message-related actions work. I assume, Microsoft will be expanding the feature set in the future and fresh experiences may be introduced. Anyway, that is all from us. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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