Your Phone app in Windows 10 is getting Picture-in-Picture mode

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Microsoft is working on a new version of the Your Phone app, that allows pairing your smartphone with Windows 10. A new feature of the upcoming version is the ability to display an individual conversation in a special flyout, that reminds of picture-in-picture video in Google Chrome.

Windows 10 comes with a special app, Your Phone, that allows pairing your Android or iOS smartphone with your desktop computer and browse your phone data on the PC.

Recent versions of Your Phone app show a notification toast for a message received on your paired Android phone.

Your Phone was first introduced during Build 2018. The app is intended to allow users to sync their smartphones running Android or iOS with Windows 10. The app allows syncing Messages, Photos, and Notifications with a device running Windows 10, e.g. to view and edit photos stored on your smartphone directly on the computer.

Since its first introduction, the app has received tons of new features and improvements. The app supports Dual SIM devices.  In addition to the battery level indicator, and inline replies, the app is able to render the background image of your smartphone.

The upcoming version of the Your Phone app, according to ALumia, will be able to open a conversation window for a contact, which is not integrated into the app's UI, and can be placed anywhere on the screen, and resized. There are buttons to open and close the new flyout.

Another change in the app is a new tab, "Apps", also revealed by ALumia. There are no information which apps it is intended to display. My guess is that it will serve for better integration with other Microsoft's apps like Bing, Cortana, and Launcher, available for mobile platforms.

The Your Phone app can be downloaded from the Store. Get the app here.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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