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Windows 10 Tip: Your Phone app gives you more to do with messages and photos

Written By published July 1, 2019

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some othe many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop. 

Thanks to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, you’ll see improvements to the Your Phone  app that debuted with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update 

This is the app that gives you instant access to your recent Android phone’s photos and texts on your PC – no need to dig for your phone to text or email yourself photos. You can find out more about its original features in our post from earlier this year. 

There’s more you can do with your messages with the most recent update. You can now attach emojis, GIFs or images directly to your texts, as well as in-line reply to incoming messages 

Check it out in action: 

GIF shows copying image of French bulldog and pasting into message

You’re also able to send and receive deep link URLs in your messages and see unread messages and threads. 

In addition to conveniently dragging and dropping photos directly to an email, presentation or desktop, you’re now able to save images directly to your PC by right-clicking on the image. 

Find out more about Your Phone. 

If you like this kind of information, check out more Windows 10 Tips.