Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now route calls from your Android smartphone to your PC
Commence Microsoft’s dash to add as many Android facets as it can before the Surface Duo releases
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Microsoft introduced that its cutting-edge preview construct 18999 for Insiders (20H1) provides name assist to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. Following its replace in the summer time that rolled out the app’s capacity to reflect your phone’s text messages and notifications, this will let you depart your smartphone in your pocket whilst you’re on the PC. If you’re not from the inside, you’ll definitely have to wait to try. But all you’ll need is an Android smartphone (with 7 Nougat or later installed) with the Your Phone app downloaded from the Google Play Store.
According to Microsoft’s weblog where it details all of its Insider preview builds, the calls characteristic will let you do the following:
- Answer incoming telephone calls on your PC.
- Start phone calls from your PC by using the in-app dialer or the contact list.
- Decline incoming cellphone calls on your PC with custom text or send at once to your phone’s voicemail.
- Access your current call records on your PC. Clicking on a specific name will auto populate the wide variety within the dialer screen.
- Seamlessly switch calls between your PC and phone.
In order to use the feature, there are a few technical necessities to note. I already stated that the feature requires Android 7 Nougat (or higher), however you’ll additionally want a Windows 10 PC that has Bluetooth support, the 10H1 build, and the Windows 10 build 18362.356.
Microsoft has slowly, but clearly been building out its cross-functionality with Android phones, and it’s getting even better with time. Of course, now that the news of its Surface Duo cellphone that runs on Android is public, it puts an absolutely different spin on developments like this. Microsoft is sprinting to add facets that will supply its Android phone a bunch of cool elements out of the box. Better yet, it’s imparting them all to different compatible phones, too.
Microsoft stated that this feature will initially roll out to Insiders on the 19H2 (or newer) build. As for when anyone else can attempt it, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know.
Command-Line can provide day by day updates from the near-future.