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New version of Windows 10 Your Phone app Allows Photo Transfer from Android


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At Build 2018 developer conference, Microsoft announced the Your Phone app for Windows 10 that allows users to synchronize the Android devices and iPhones with Windows 10 PCs. As expected, Microsoft has just started the rollout of the Windows 10’s Your Phone app for the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring running the latest preview build that provides photo transfer functionality in Android.

Earlier today, Vishnu Nath, head of program management, Microsoft Mobility announced that the Your Phone app is now rolling out to all Windows 10 Redstone 5 PCs with Build 17723 or newer. 

“Folks we are gearing up to flight out first beta version of the Your Phone app! Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17728,” he posted.

“Just a quick clarification -today’s initial release of the Your Phone app for Windows insider builds 17723+ will enable seamless access to your pictures on your Android phone. The ability to send text is coming soon in a future update,” he said in a follow-up tweet.

For the time being, Your Phone only allows users to transfer photos from phones to Windows 10 PCs and it relies on Microsoft account to sync photos across the devices. To get started, open the Your Phone app on your PC and install the “Microsoft Apps” app on your Android handset to allow access.

Your Phone on Mobile

“We’re bringing the first set of features to Your Phone app for Windows Insiders with an Android device. Snap a pic on your Android, see it on your PC. You can finally stop emailing yourself photos. With Your Phone app, your Android’s most recent photos sync to your PC automatically. Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to spruce up that selfie with some Windows Ink action? Just drag and drop,” Microsoft announced earlier this week.

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