Microsoft yesterday released a new Windows 10 PC build 16199 for insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest Windows 10 PC build 16199 comes with a new feature for Android users that brings the phone call notifications on their desktop PC’s.

Microsoft had recently at its Build Developer Conference had already confirmed their First Priority to offer Support for Android and iOS devices. The company had already announced some new series of features coming to the Smartphones not running Windows.

With the latest PC Build the company has started testing incoming call notifications on Android devices whenever someone with a android smartphone receives a call. Users will be receiving a notification on their desktops with options like decline and text back.

However for user to get the phone notifications on their Windows 10 PC, the Android users need to set up the Microsoft Digital Assistant Cortana on both the Windows 10 PC and Android Smartphone by logging in with the same Microsoft Account.

Microsoft explains:

“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.

For Android users to receive Phoen call notifications on Windows PC, the users would need to download the latest version of Microsoft’s Digital Assistant and it is also important for users to login with the same Microsoft Account on both the devices.

This new feature is currently in testing and the same feature is expected to be released to the general public with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update in September this year.

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