Microsoft's Your Phone app no longer works with April 2018 Update PCs

Earlier this week, Microsoft made its new Your Phone app available for PCs on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, taking most by surprise. It seems Microsoft itself was caught off guard as well, as it has now pulled back on the release, stating that the app isn't quite ready for prime time for those who aren't a part of the Windows Insider program.

Vishnu Nath, Head of Program Management for Microsoft Mobility, took to Twitter today to break the news, encouraging users to join the Windows Insider program to provide feedback.

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The Microsoft Store will still allow you to install Your Phone on April 2018 Update PCs, provided you navigate to it directly on the web store. However, you'll now be greeted with a screen stating that you need to currently be running a Windows 10 Redstone 5 test build to use it.

It's not a surprising development, as the app became available to install and use without so much as a peep from Microsoft. Further, Your Phone is still quite limited in its current state, only allowing users to view their phone's photos from their PC. Additional features are planned for the future, including messaging support and screen mirroring for Android users.

Given Nath's qualifier of "yet," it's likely we'll see Your Phone arrive at a later date for Windows 10 1803 PCs. For now, you'll have to opt-in to become a Windows Insider to get some hands-on time with the app.

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