Microsoft's Your Phone app to get refreshed design alongside Windows 11

Your Phone Companion Android
Your Phone Companion Android (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Your Phone app will receive a refreshed design on Windows 11.
  • The design was shown off briefly during Microsoft's Surface hardware event earlier this year.
  • The update moves the notifications center to the left panel of the app and brings the pages for messages, calls, apps, and photos to the top.

During its Surface hardware event, Microsoft briefly showed off an updated look for its Your Phone app. Microsoft refreshed several apps for Windows 11, including the Snipping Tool and the Photos app. It appears that the Your Phone app is getting similar treatment

Windows Latest spotted the refreshed app in action, and Microsoft's Vishnu Nath highlighted the updated app as well.

The Your Phone app allows people to connect their smartphone with their PC. It can show notifications, be used to make phone calls, and can mirror apps from supported devices. Your Phone's update brings the notification center to the left panel of the app.

The teased update shows a navigation bar at the top of the Your Phone app. This allows people to jump between the pages for messages, photos, apps, and calls.

Overall, the design appears to fit in with Windows 11, which ships on October 5, 2021.

Sean Endicott
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