Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 build allows some users, using some PCs, to drive some phones directly from their PC—without removing them from their pocket.
Windows 10 Insider build 18356 supports screen mirroring within the Windows Your Phone app, which allows it to mirror and control what’s being displayed on your Android’s phone screen. That theoretically allows your PC to launch apps remotely, use messaging apps like WhatsApp, or perform other functions, all with your phone in your pocket.
Way back in October, Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 6 tablet, along with the Surface Hub 2 and other devices. It was then that Microsoft began showing off Your Phone’s screen mirroring in a demo environment. Your Phone can already transfer photos back and forth between PCs and remotely respond to texts. (Here’s a guide to using Your Phone.)