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Android alerts for Microsoft Windows 10 PC getting tested

Microsoft is working on a feature as part of its "Your Phone" software to display Android notifications.

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New Delhi Published on: April 29, 2019 11:09 IST
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Android alerts for Microsoft Windows 10 PC getting tested

Microsoft is working on a new feature as a part of it's "Your Phone" software that displays notifications received on Android smartphones on the PC screen. The feature was launched in 2018 that allows users to see recent photos taken on Android phone directly on a Windows 10 PC and to send SMS messages from a computer.

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According to an Engadget report on Sunday, "If you allow apps to display alerts on PCs, you can find out about an important message or status update without reaching for your handset".

The new preview build allows insiders to see incoming phone notifications in real-time that customises notifications with an ability to clear notification individually or all at once.

The company wrote in a blog-post, "Boost your focus and productivity by seeing your phone's notifications on your PC. You are in control and manage which apps you want to receive notifications from. Dismiss a notification on one device and it goes away on the other".

To test this feature, users will be required to have a device running on Android 7.0 Nougat, with at least 1GB RAM.

Engadget further added, "You can't respond to notifications (at least not yet), but this could be particularly vital for Snapchat and other apps that don't really have a presence on the desktop".

This new feature is being tested as part of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 (20H1).

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(With IANS inputs)

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