Microsoft will soon release a new photos app for iOS and Android devices. It’s going to be a companion app that allows users to quickly transfer photos from their iOS and Android devices to their Windows 10-powered PC. The app will be released soon to Windows 10 testers. It will enable them to quickly transfer photos between the device and PC as long as they’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

The OneDrive app already offers similar functionality. It’s capable of uploading photos in the background on the handset and then importing them into Windows 10’s Photos app. However, this app will be for those who don’t want to backup their photos to OneDrive and just want to move them off of their mobile device to their PC quickly.

The Windows 10 Photos app is going to receive some improvements as well. Microsoft will add premium content such as special effects, music, and themes that users will be able to pick for their videos and photos. It may also add stickers for photo stories. All of these features are likely going to be released for members of the Windows 10 Insiders program in a few months.

It hasn’t been confirmed officially at this point in time when this app is going to be released. Since it’s going to be out for testers soon, it may take a few weeks before it’s rolled out to the general public.

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