Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series flagships and Z Flip got a new cross-platform copy/paste functionality with the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19582.1001. This is the latest move in the strategic partnership between Samsung and Microsoft and allows owners of the latest Samsung devices to seamlessly copy and paste text or images between their smartphone and PC.
In order to get the new feature up and running, users will need to set up their Microsoft Your Phone app on their mobile device and link their PC, which needs to be running Windows 10 April 2018 update or higher. Microsoft’s official blog post details that the new feature is only available in select markets for now without naming them. After the setup process is complete, you will be able to access your phone’s clipboard on PC and vice versa.
In addition, Microsoft is bringing support for sending Rich Communication Service (RCS) text messages from connected PCs. Another new feature is the ability to turn the phone’s screen off while it's connected to a PC in order to conserve battery life. Both of these features will be available on Samsung devices compatible with Link to Windows.
Wow, this is very useful, beats previous solutions like QQ which like most Chinese apps ask for too many system permissions and exhibit intrusive behavior. It sounds as if compatibility with other Android devices is just an apk away too.