You can now receive phone calls from an Android device to your Windows 10 PC.
Apple users are already familiar with Handoff, a feature that lets you continue working from one Apple device to another. Handoff also allows iPhone users to answer phone calls from any device under the same iCloud account. While this feature has mostly been limited to the Apple ecosystem, Microsoft is bringing a similar function to the Your Phone app using Android smartphones.
A new update that’s been released for beta testers highlighted the Your Phone app now syncs phone calls right on your Windows 10 machine. This means that if you get a call on your Android device, you can freely answer it on your PC immediately. It was noted that you would need to be running Windows 10 PC build 18362.356 or later and Android 7 or newer to take advantage of the new feature.
Your Phone is one of the many apps on Windows 10 that allows for more cross-platform support. As evident with the recent added features on the current operating system, Windows is looking to bring more transparency and support to other platforms instead of restricting themselves to their own devices (we’re looking at you, Apple).
Your Phone is also compatible with iOS devices, but support and features are limited.
Additional features of the Your Phone app include the ability to answer messages and get notifications right from your PC. Your Phone is a free app available on all PCs running Windows 10.