Microsoft this week is continuing its steady march of new features for the Your Phone app on PC. A handful of features now rolling out for Insiders includes the ability to see contact pictures brought over from your Android phone, a toggle for the notification badge, and inline replies for notifications.
The new features were revealed by Analy Otero Diaz, a senior program manager on Microsoft's Windows app team, on Twitter (via MSPU). Perhaps the most noteworthy change is the addition of contact pictures. If available, Your Phone will now pull in contact pictures you have set on your phone for things like message threads.
You asked for it #WindowsInsiders We have now started rolling out contact pictures in #YourPhone . So if you have photos assigned to your contacts on your Android phone you'll see those same photos for them in the app. pic.twitter.com/6k57KaRtcB— Analy Otero Diaz (@AnalyMsft) May 2, 2019
Additionally, Diaz revealed a new settings toggle to turn notification badges on and off for the Your Phone icon on your taskbar. And now, when you receive a notification for a text message, you'll be able to reply directly from that notification.
Finally, Microsoft has added another option to the right-click menu when viewing pictures from your phone on your PC. You'll now be able to directly save an image to your computer, alongside the "Copy" and "Share" functions.
The Your Phone app has come a long way from its start, adding things for Insiders to test, such as notification syncing and phone screen mirroring in recent months. Insiders should be able to start testing this week's features now with the latest version of Your Phone on PC.
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