What you need to know
- Your Phone now supports in-line notifications for Windows Insiders.
- The feature allows users to respond to phone notifications without opening the app's window.
- It's rolling out to at least some users on the Fast Ring.
In-line response support for Your Phone started rolling out to Windows Insiders recently. The feature allows users to respond to notifications directly from the notification rather than having to pop open the app's window. The feature is rolling out to at least some users in the fast ring.
In-line notifications are a particularly useful addition to Your Phone because the app is designed to make replying to notifications from your phone quick and easy. Now, not only does a user not have to pull their phone out to reply to a notification, they don't have to open the Your Phone app. This allows people to send a quick reply and continue working or enjoying whatever they're doing on their PC.
Inline replies from toasts on #YourPhone now showing up for #windowsInsiders. Sooo handy to respond in-line! #KeepYourPhoneInYourPocket https://t.co/qVq9K3ENlm pic.twitter.com/6Pc65sNey4Inline replies from toasts on #YourPhone now showing up for #windowsInsiders. Sooo handy to respond in-line! #KeepYourPhoneInYourPocket https://t.co/qVq9K3ENlm pic.twitter.com/6Pc65sNey4— Vishnu Nath 📱💻📲⌨️ (@VishnuNath) July 22, 2019July 22, 2019
Visnhu Nath, Director of Program Management at Microsoft, showed off the feature which included an image of it working with WhatsApp. The tweet doesn't specify which insider rings will see the update, but users stated that they've received in while on the Fast Ring.
Your Phone allows you to sync text messages, photos, and notifications from your phone to your Windows 10 PC.
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VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank (opens in new tab) ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (opens in new tab) (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger (opens in new tab) fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad (opens in new tab) ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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This app has come so far. I just wish BT LE was not a requirement for Screen Share. I can't find a BT dongle that supports it.
I hope they fix so you don't have to start the app once every time you start your PC. It's a little bit annoying.
Simple: add the app in the startup list in settings
Yeah but then i still need to close it everytime i start my computer.
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