Microsoft recently released its latest Windows 10 build 16199 and now it comes with a new feature for Android users that brings phone call notifications right on their desktops.
One of Microsoft’s priorities is offering support for Android and iOS devices. At its Build developer’s conference recently, the company announced a new series of features which will arrive on smartphones not running on its own platform.
Today, the software giant has started testing its incoming call notifications on Android devices, so whenever someone with a phone powered by Google’s operating system receives a call, a notification shows up on their desktops with options like decline and text back.
All you need to do in order to get phone notifications on your Windows 10 PC is to have Cortana set up and running on both the PC and the Android smartphone, and obviously logged in with the same account.
“For our Insiders with Android phones, Cortana can now display cross device incoming call notifications! Install the Cortana app on your phone, go to Settings > Sync notifications and turn on all the Cortana cross-device features. The next time you receive a call, a notification will appear on your Fast ring PC telling you who it is and giving you the option to text back a reply or decline the call,” Microsoft explains.
The feature should work with any Android phone that runs Cortana. Also make sure that you download the latest version of Microsoft’s digital assistant. Furthermore, the same account needs to be used on both devices to be able to offer the cloud-based synchronization for call notifications.
This feature is still in the early days and is expected to become available to all users with the stable release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update due in September....