Earlier this month, Microsoft started rolling out a new feature for the Your Phone app in Windows 10 that’s incredibly useful for Android owners. The new feature allowed users to sync their phone notifications, getting all their notifications from their phone instantly on their PC. It also allowed users to manage their notifications from their PC, but one thing that wasn’t allowed was actually replying directly from notifications for apps that support it.
That means if you got a message on apps like WhatsApp or Messenger, you wouldn’t be able to reply to those messages right from the notification. That’s changing soon.
Microsoft announced today that the company has started rolling out the ability to reply to notifications right from the toast notification to Windows Insiders. This means you will be able to reply to notifications for apps that support inline replies which is really cool.
Inline reply from toast notifications in #YourPhone has just started rolling out to #WindowsInsiders. Now you can reply to messages from all your messaging apps directly from the toast. Another reason not to take your phone out of your pocket!
— Aarthi Hatter (@aarthi_hatter) July 22, 2019
I don’t have an Android phone to test this feature out, but it seems like the feature doesn’t yet work for quick actions on notifications. That will probably come with the “notification chasing” feature I wrote about earlier this month, though.