Windows 10’s Your Phone App Gets Android Notification Mirroring

Windows 10 showing Snapchat's notification from AndroidMicrosoft

Microsoft updates the Your phone application in Windows 10. As promised, Android Android notifications are mirrored, which allows you to view all the notifications of your smartphone on your desktop. This application can also send texts and reflect the screen of your phone.

This news arrives in a Microsoft Blog about a new version of Windows Insider. The feature will be progressively extended to Windows Insiders using preview versions of 19H1 – this is the Updated May, 2019, also called version 1903. It should arrive for all Windows users in a few weeks when the update of May 2019 will become stable.

Windows 10 application Your phone showing Android notificationsMicrosoft

When you use the Your Phone app to connect an Android phone to your PC (this involves the installation of a Microsoft application on your phone), notifications from your Android phone will appear on your PC. You can see all the notifications in the Your Phone window, but they will also be displayed as normal Windows notifications and will appear in the action center.

When you delete a notification (a single notification or all your notifications), it will disappear from all your devices. The status of the notification synchronizes between your devices.

These notifications are also customizable. You can therefore choose the applications for which you want to see the notifications.

It's not an entirely new feature, Mirroring notifications was part of the Cortana application. But now it is the application Your phone with a better interface.

In addition, Microsoft has also enabled phone screen mirroring for the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 +, Note 8 and Note 9 models. It was already working on the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 +, S9 and S9 +. However, this feature requires a "Windows 10 PC with a Bluetooth radio that supports the low energy peripheral role. "Even if you have a phone that supports it, chances are you do not have a PC that supports it.

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