Microsoft Garage Launches Photos Companion For Android & iOS

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Microsoft's Photos Companion app works with Microsoft Photos in Windows 10 to transfer photos and videos from a phone to a PC over Wi-Fi. The new app was created to help kids get content from multiple phones into one project PC, from which they could assemble their multimedia presentations. I'd personally like to see the ability to use the iOS or Android share features to send a photo quickly to your default Windows 10 PC, making it permanently easier to get photos you've taken straight onto your laptop or desktop machine.

As we mentioned, your devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network to let you transfer the content.

Last week, Fast Ring Insiders discovered a brand new version of the Photos app for mobile, with a layout that looked very similar to the PC version.

Microsoft today announced its Photos Companion app for Android and iOS that allows an expedited transfer of photos and videos from mobile phones to Windows 10 PCs.

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You can download Photos Companion from Google Play or App Store, depending on your operating system. Your devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network to enable the transfer process. If you are still on the new version, head into the settings of the Photos app and click on the 'Join Preview' option. The app works together with the Photos app in Windows 10 (version 2018.18011.13110.0 and above) and utilizes a feature that's now a part of the Photos app preview program. The firm also noted that users won't have to worry about network speeds and mobile data charges when they use the new app.

Using Photos Companion is pretty quick when compared to OneDrive.

Having said that, it is indeed another step by Microsoft to make its presence felt on mobile devices and is helpful if you'd like to have all your photos and videos under one roof (read the Photos app).

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