For those that did not know, there’s a Phone app in the leaked Windows 10 build 10558, but it isn’t quite usable just yet. To take things a step further, the Windows Store listing of the Phone app has been uncovered, giving us an idea of what this app can do. According to the app listing, the Phone app allows you to make calls while on Windows 10, making it easier than ever to keep in touch with your friends and family.
“Calling in Windows 10 makes it easy to use your favorite services to keep in touch with the people in your life. Skype and voice calls appear together in your call history, giving you one-click access to your favorite people and your favorite ways of communicating with them. With the touch of a button, turn your voice call into a video call and wave hello! It’s never been faster to keep in touch,” the app description reads.
Here are the key features of the Phone app:
- Make voice and video calls over your cellular network or Wi-Fi.
- Tired of hunting for the right number in your contacts? Just start entering a phone number, and Smart Dial will automatically search your phone book for matches.
- Listen to your voicemail and manage your messages from inside the calling app without ever having to dial in to your voicemail inbox.
- Record your phone calls—cellular, Voice over LTE, or Wi-Fi—for future use and playback (requires consent from all parties on the line).
- Eliminate unwanted calls by blocking contacts from within your call history.
What’s even more interesting is that the Store listing for the Phone app showcases screenshots of the Phone Companion app, but they are probably placeholder images. After all, the Phone Companion app offers a different functionality — such as managing your Windows Phone, Android, or iOS device. You can read more about the Phone Companion app here.
You can check out the app at this link, before it gets pulled. We’ll have more on this as it develops.
Microsoft is holding a Windows 10 Devices event on Tuesday, October 6th, and we expect a new build of Windows 10 shortly thereafter. Stay tuned, next week is set to be exciting! Don’t forget to bookmark our #Windows10Devices event page here.
Thanks for sending this in, David!Further reading: Microsoft, Phone App, Windows 10