You can now text from your PC or use an app on your Android device thanks to this ap mirroring feature available on Windows 10. Photo: Microsoft.

CAPE TOWN – Microsoft announced a new feature for Windows 10 that will allow Android phone users to view and use any app on their device from a Windows desktop. 

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The announcement was made at the company’s Surface hardware October event in New York City.

The feature can be found on Windows as an app called Your Phone app. 

Microsoft added that it will support phones running Android 7.0 or newer versions of Google's mobile operating system.

They did not mention when it would make the feature available to iOS users.

However, Microsoft did announce the ability to transfer web pages from an iPhone to a Windows 10 desktop so you can pick up where you left off on mobile.

"In today’s multi-device world, you should be able to pick the phone you want, the laptop you want and have best of a breed. With features like the Your Phone App and Windows Timeline, we will help you move seamlessly across all your devices and bridge the gap between your iOS and Android devices and your PC. No matter where you are, what device you are using, or where your content lives, you should always be ready to be productive," said Yusuf Mehdi the Corporate Vice President of Modern Life & Devices at Microsoft in a statement. 

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