Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 tests picture-in-picture mode for conversations and copying text from images

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 tests picture-in-picture mode for conversations and copying text from images

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Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 and Android has slowly become a very useful tool. If you use a PC a lot throughout the day, it can save you from constantly checking your phone. Of course, there are plenty of apps that do similar things, but the more native-feeling Your Phone experience is great. This week, Microsoft is adding a slew of new features.

Anyone with an Android phone and Windows 10 PC can use Your Phone to view photos from their phone and send/receive SMS messages. Microsoft also has some advanced features that aren’t available for all devices. There are a couple of those big features coming in the future, including Picture-in-Picture mode and copying text from images.

The Picture-in-Picture feature will allow you to “pop-out” a conversation in a separate window from the main Your Phone app. You’ll then be able to move the window around your screen, resize it, and keep the conversation easily accessible. The conversation window has buttons for adding emoji, GIFs, and photos, plus there is a shortcut to start a call.

Next up is the ability to copy text from an image. This is a feature that we’ve seen in Google Lens and starting with Android 9 Pie in the Recents screen. In Your Phone, you can simply right-click on an image and you’ll see an option to “Copy Text from Picture.”

We’re not sure when these features will roll out to the Your Phone app, but we’d expect to see them in Windows 10 Insiders builds soon. Microsoft has steadily added new features, such as media controls, RCS support, battery indicators, screen mirroring, and more. The app continues to improve and make a case for being an essential Windows app for Android users.

Microsoft Your Phone for Windows


Via: Windows Latest