Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 PCs should become much more useful for Android users this week. Following a testing period that began in April, the Your Phone app can now sync notifications from an Android phone to a Windows 10 PC.
Notifications have arrived! With the Your Phone app, you can now receive and manage your Android phone’s notifications on your PC. Get Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store here: https://t.co/E56Z8eVdIR pic.twitter.com/ovlKi1QOJy
— Windows Insider Program (@windowsinsider) July 2, 2019
Android notifications appear in a dedicated section in Your Phone, where you can delete the ones you want and choose the ones you no longer want to appear in the Windows 10 app. If you’re not seeing this feature yet, be aware that this is a gradual rollout that should be complete within a week according to Microsoft’s Vishnu Nath.
Windows 10 1803; Your Phone >=1.19052.657.0; We are at about 50% roll-out at present, should be complete in a week.
— Vishnu.one (@VishnuNath) July 2, 2019
Your Phone is slowly but surely becoming an essential app for Windows 10 users with Android smartphones, and Microsoft is still testing new features with Insiders such as MMS support and phone screen mirroring (the latter is still restricted to select Samsung and OnePlus smartphones. Unfortunately, iPhone users can’t sync text messages, recent pictures, and notifications with Your Phone, and the closed nature of iOS means that this probably won’t change anytime soon.