Microsoft's Photos Companion App for Android and iOS could be coming soon

The Phone Companion App for Android and iOS has been a part of Microsoft's Windows 10 roadmap for a long time now. Now it seems the company is working on a similar app just for photos, as an internal build of the Windows 10 Photos app was spotted with a reference to the mobile app.

Using the Photos Companion App, users with Android and iOS devices will be able to wirelessly sync their photos with the Photos app on Windows 10. The process will require the devices to be on the same Wi-Fi connection and the mobile device would need to scan a QR code displayed on the Windows 10 PC.

Due to Microsoft's increased focus on bringing its services to other platforms, there could be other such apps heading to Android and iOS in the near future. Meanwhile, the Photos app on Windows 10 will also get a major update bringing features such as premium themes, sounds and filters to enhance videos, a favorites section and stickers.

According to Italian blog, Aggiornamenti Lumia, Windows Insiders could be subjected to A/B testing for these features with the recently rolled out build of the Photos app and some of the enhancements planned by the company could show up for them. Do let us know if you come across any new features in the Windows 10 version of the app.

Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia via Thurrott | Image via Thurrott

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