Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app is testing a “sent from phone” option for sharing links, images, and notes
Back in 2018, Microsoft debuted the Your Phone app on Windows 10 as a means to help users connect their Android devices to their PCs. Since then, the app has received support for a bunch of useful features, including RCS support, cross-device copy and paste, music playback controls, and most recently, the ability to launch Android apps from a supported Samsung Galaxy phone. But it seems like Microsoft isn’t done adding features to the app just yet. As per a recent report from Aggiornamenti Lumia, the company is now testing a couple of new features and design changes for the app, some of which have already started rolling out to Windows Insiders.
New Sent from your phone section
Microsoft is testing a new ‘Sent from phone’ section in the Your Phone app, which will let you view all the links, images, and notes shared that you’ve shared from your phone in one convenient location. The feature has already started rolling out to some Windows Insiders on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build via a server-side update.
To quickly share links, images, and notes to a Windows 10 PC, users will have to tap on the share button and then select the ‘Your Phone companion app’ option from the share menu. The shared files will then appear in the new section once the transfer is complete. However, the feature seems to be partially activated as it shows the new section but it doesn’t let users share files for now.
New Contacts section
Microsoft is also adding a new Contacts section to the Your Phone app, work on which began as early as February. Several months after the initial sighting, the feature is now finally making its way to some users. As you can see in the attached screenshots, the Contacts section will allow you to browse all the contacts on your connected Android device within the app.
Once you select a contact in the section, the app will show you the associated phone number and email ID, along with home and work addresses. The app will also give you the option to quickly send a text message or make a call to the selected contact. The feature has started rolling out to some users with version 1.20091.79.0 of the Your Phone app.
Microsoft could enable this new feature to windows insiders any minute now (server-side update, v1.20082.138.0) https://t.co/PNd7Sefx8D
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) September 3, 2020
Along with the features mentioned above, Microsoft is also working on some design changes for the Your Phone app. The design changes are expected to reach users in the coming weeks, and they will give the Settings and My Devices sections in the app a visual overhaul. Check out the attached screenshots for the updated design.
Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia