Microsoft has commenced the testing of Phone app for Windows 10 with Windows Insiders, which feature is to allow users to make phone calls right on their PCs without the use of mobile phone.
While the company had earlier explained the functionalities of the phone app for Windows 10 at the Samsung Unpacked event in August, and also demonstrated it in a live demo at last week’s Surface event.
Now, Microsoft has begun testing it with the Windows Insider community, and the feature will gradually roll out on 19H1 builds or newer, so may likely take a few more days to be available inside the Your Phone app.
The phone call feature adds to the growing list of capabilities Microsoft is bringing to Your Phone app, which includes; ability to receive incoming phone calls on PC and initiating same from your PC using only the in-app dialer or contact list. And easily decline any incoming phone calls on PC with custom text or directly sent to your phone’s voicemail.
Additionally, you can access all your recent call history on PC, and by clicking on specific call, it will auto populate the number on the call dialer screen, and you can seamlessly transfer calls between your PC and mobile phone.
For a peek at what build is in the Insider ring, simply head over to Flight Hub or check out the documentation here including a complete list of features and updates that have rolled out as part of the Insider flights for current development cycle.
The feature is expected to roll out to all users in Fall 2020, when Your Phone app would be running all the latest additions, and the fact that Microsoft will be opening up the new features without limiting it only to its own devices, is perhaps a thing of delight.