After abandoning Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft has been working to improve apps and services on iOS and Android platforms. At the same time, the company has launched an app called Your Phone for Windows 10 users that makes it easier for them to invoke more features on their phones on their p.M.S., bridging the operational gap between desktop and mobile. Initially, Microsoft tried to project apps on Windows 10 Mobile onto a desktop. But now, the You Phone app is on a different path.
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The You Phone app on Windows 10 is known to allow users to reply to text messages, access your phone’s photo album directly on the desktop, project a phone screen image to a PC display, and make calls from a PC.
Microsoft’s ambitions don’t stop there, however, and it’s currently working on the next big feature of Windows 10, or further opening up the operating systems at both ends.
In the code gallery of the new You Phone app, sharp-eyed netizens find references to terms such as “Shared ContentPhotos” (photo sharing), “ContentTransferCopy” (copy/paste) and “ContentTransferDrop” (drag-and-drop operation).
Unfortunately, the new features don’t seem ready at the moment. Even by technically enabling the Content Transfer option in your Phone app, there is no real experience.
As shown in the screenshot above, the option to “copy and paste across devices” is available in the Your Phone app when the feature is forcibly enabled. The description also notes that some metadata is also transferred between devices on both ends each time the content is copied on the phone/PC.
This suggests that Microsoft may soon allow files (documents or other content) to be transferred from the user’s Android device to the Windows 10 PC, and vice versa.
While there are many similar solutions available, including Microsoft’s own OneDrive cloud disk, the You Phone app clearly enables deeper functional integration to provide users with a more seamless operation and experience.