Microsoft's relatively new Your Phone app has been steadily making it easier to keep your eyes on your PC and your hands off of your phone with new feature updates. Starting today, Windows Insiders will have even less of a reason to glance at their phones while getting work done thanks to notification syncing, which is rolling out now.
Vishnu Nath, the director of program management for Microsoft's mobile group, announced the addition on Twitter today, noting that it's rolling out in stages for Windows Insiders. In other words, not every Insider will see it right away, but it's on its way.
As Nath shows in the attached screenshot, notifications you'd normally receive on your Android phone will now arrive in a "Notifications" section of the Your Phone app, whether it be Twitter, Messenger, or any other app on your phone. A handy aspect of the feature is that dismissing a notification on your PC will also dismiss it on your phone, and vice versa.
This follows the slow rollout of handy features like unread message badges for Insiders to check out. Perhaps the most interesting addition, phone screen mirroring, made its way to Insiders in March. While screen mirroring initially only worked with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 devices, Microsoft recently expanded support to the Samsung S10 series, Note 8 and 9, and the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.
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