There is a reason why there are many mobile apps that are now offering desktop counterparts. This is because switching between our phones and desktops can be distracting and can take away from our focus, however as much as we would like, not all mobile apps are readily available on the desktop just yet.
However Microsoft is hoping to change that as the company has announced a new feature for Windows 10 called “Your Phone”. This is basically a feature that mirrors what’s on your phone onto your computer. This means that users will be able to use any app on their phone on their computer as it essentially mirrors the content, meaning that users won’t have to wait for developers to create a desktop-friendly version of the app.
Sometimes you can’t stop for a text. Now you don’t have to. Get Your Phone app and text right from your PC. Available now in the #Windows10 October 2018 Update. #MicrosoftEvent pic.twitter.com/JCXP3cJ3Zl
— Windows (@Windows) October 2, 2018
The demo of the feature was rather brief so it is unclear as to how this will look like for all apps. We can only assume that some apps might not necessarily be optimized for desktop, but having it available should allow for certain conveniences. For example copying and pasting messages from your phone to PC, transferring files, and so on.
Right now it seems to only work for Android phones and it is unclear if there will be support for iOS devices in the future. The good news is that if you’re an Android user, you can actually take advantage of the feature now as it is part of the latest Windows 10 October update.