Starting with Windows 10 build 18885 on April 26, 2019, Microsoft added a new feature to the Your Phone app in Windows 10 to see your Android phone’s notifications on your PC.
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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing a badge on the Your Phone app taskbar icon in Windows 10 when you have new unread Android phone notifications.
After you link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view and send text messages from your Android phone on your PC.
You will can only delete messages on your Android phone. The deletions show on the phone and in the Your Phone app on the PC. It’s not possible to delete messages directly on the PC.
To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the Your Phone app only shows text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days.
The Your Phone app supports messages sent via SMS (Short Message Service). It also supports MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) group messaging, but does not yet support media attachments (such as photos or videos).
The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). Some mobile operators refer to RCS as “push messages,” “chat features,” “advanced messaging,” or “RCS messages.”
If the Your Phone app detects that you’re already using Cortana to see text messages on your PC, it’ll give you the option to see them in the Your Phone app instead. Open the Your Phone app on your computer to go through the setup process. In Windows 10, the Cortana setting is called Get phone notifications on this PC.
Starting with Windows 10 build 18908, new messaging features below have been added.
If you have the Your Phone app open or pinned to taskbar, you will see a badge show on the Your Phone taskbar icon whenever you get new unread messages on your Android phone.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing a badge on the Your Phone app taskbar icon in Windows 10 when you have new unread Android phone messages.