Microsoft’s Your Phone app that was unveiled last year at the company’s Build conference has been one of the key components of the firm’s cross-platform strategy. In addition to the ability to access media and receive notifications, and text right from the PC, one of the more notable features that the app received was alongside build 18999 when the ability to make calls from an Android phone was introduced.
After a while in testing with Windows Insiders, the feature is now generally available for users running Android 7.0 or higher on their device. The feature was also officially revealed during Samsung’s Note10 launch and is a welcome addition to users that love the app and are regular users of it.
Thank you #WindowsInsiders for your feedback over the last couple of months. Today, we're pleased to announce the general availability of the #YourPhone app Calls feature, which allows you to receive and make phone calls on your PC: https://t.co/m47kLcXgbS pic.twitter.com/4GuIOXjR71— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) December 11, 2019
The feature lets users receive and make calls from the PC, access contacts, and view their call history right from the device. A call can also be transferred back to the phone, in case you will need to step away from the desk and continue the phone call. Note that the Windows 10 PC needs to be connected to the phone via Bluetooth for the feature to work. One can access the call list and dial pad from the Calls section in the left pane, once enabled.
The Your Phone app on Windows 10 has also been receiving interesting updates, such as pen input support for the screen mirroring feature, and more. With new features being added frequently and partnerships with OEMs such as Samsung, it is to be seen how the app further evolves and reinforces that cross-platform narrative of the company.