Phone mirroring is coming to the 'Your Phone' app for Windows 10

During its Surface event today, Microsoft offered a bit of a peek into the future of the Your Phone app on Windows 10: screen mirroring. The feature essentially allows you to mirror your entire phone in a Windows on your Windows 10 machine, allowing you to open apps, respond to notifications, and, well, anything else you'd typically do with your phone in the palm of your hand.

Though Your Phone is shipping as part of the October 2018 Update, the screen mirroring feature won't be available right away. Microsoft didn't provide a timeline for when it plans to launch screen mirroring, but it's safe to say that the full functionality will likely be restricted to Android devices because of the locked-down nature of Apple's iPhones.

If you're interested in getting familiar with the Your Phone app sans screen mirroring, you can get your hands on the app starting today with the launch of the October 2018 Update for Windows 10. Currently, it can be used to drag and drop files to your phone, send texts, and view your photos.

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