Update: December 11, 2019 at 5:12 p.m. ET: Microsoft announced Wednesday on Twitter that the Your Phone app calling feature is now available to all supported devices — not just those in the Windows Insiders community.
Thank you #WindowsInsiders for your feedback over the last couple of months. Today, we’re pleased to announce the general availability of the #YourPhone app Calls feature, which allows you to receive and make phone calls on your PC: https://t.co/m47kLcXgbS pic.twitter.com/4GuIOXjR71
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) December 11, 2019
Download the Your Phone app at the link below.
One big reason iPhone users stay within Apple’s ecosystem is that all of its devices communicate with one another. Microsoft’s Your Phone app helps bring similar connectivity between Android and Windows devices. And with its latest update, it’s better than ever.
Android users can now sync their phone calls with their Windows computers. Right now, the feature is open to the Windows Insider community, but it should be available to everyone else soon.
This new functionality allows users to answer, initiate, and decline Android phone calls from their computers. The app can also send a custom text to declined callers or send them directly to voicemail. Users can even transfer calls between their computers and smartphones on the fly.
To take advantage of this, users must be running Android 7 or newer, Windows 10 PC build 18362.356 or later, and both devices need Bluetooth support. The feature has some bugs as of right now, but Microsoft should fix them soon.
Blog site Thurrott also noticed Microsoft released the ability to inline reply to notifications a few months ago using the Your Phone app. This was a critical feature missing at the app’s launch.
With Android call syncing and inline replies on Windows, users are one step closer to Apple-level device communication (although we’re still pretty far away from that). And now that Microsoft recently announced an upcoming Android device, we expect the Your Phone app will greatly improve over the next year.