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Microsoft’s Your Phone app will soon be able to extract text from images

By Ng Chong Seng - on 8 Jun 2020, 11:53am

Microsoft’s Your Phone app will soon be able to extract text from images

(Image: Google Play Store.)

What started out as a simple app that let Android users see their photos and send SMS messages on their phones, Microsoft’s Your Phone app is now the go-to app if you also want to easily make and receive calls on your Windows 10 PC.

For Samsung mobile users, Your Phone becomes even more useful, with a Link to Windows feature enabling deeper integration and more features such as letting you copy and paste across devices, and view and interact with your Android apps on the bigger screen.

According to Windows Latest, Microsoft will soon be letting beta testers test-drive two more features: Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode and image text extraction.

In a nutshell, the PiP mode lets you open an on-going chat in a separate window. You can place the conversation window anywhere on the desktop and even resize it. You can also place calls through the messages UI.

(Image: Windows Latest.)

The other feature is a ‘Copy Text from Picture’ option that appears in the contextual menu when you right-click on an image you received. Obviously, after selecting the option, the plain text will be copied to your clipboard to let you paste into another app.

It’s unclear when these new features will hit Insiders and if they’re again reserved for Samsung device owners — we’ll let you know when we hear more.

Source: Windows Latest.