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RCS support on Windows 10 PCs is coming to those with Samsung phones

Galaxy S20 series owners can also copy and paste from their PCs in this new preview. (Source: Microsoft)
Galaxy S20 series owners can also copy and paste from their PCs in this new preview. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has announced that those with Samsung Galaxy S20-series devices can also now use their Windows 10 PCs for rich communication services- (RCS) enabled messaging. This feature is apparently available in the latest Insider's Preview Build and to the public in general. The same Preview includes further new Your Phone features.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build (19582). Its changes mostly apply to the Your Phone app, which acts as a screen-mirroring tool for Android devices, particularly those from Samsung. Indeed, this advance version of the PC OS has new features that are compatible with 2020 flagship phones from this OEM, probably so as to uphold the 2 company's increasingly close cross-platform partnership.

To this end, 19582 now has the ability to use RCS, so long as a connected Galaxy S20-line device is present. The phone also needs to use Samsung's default messaging app for this to work. Furthermore, Microsoft has revealed that it is now possible to copy and paste between phones and PCs now - and vice versa too.

Unfortunately, this new feature is only compatible with the aforementioned flagship series or the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. These devices also need to be located in certain regions and to be on RCS-friendly carriers.

Finally, Insider Preview Build 19582 also contains a feature in which such devices can show a black screen while Your Phone is active. This may sound counter-intuitive given the app's original use-case, but may be conducive to privacy for some users. All in all, the news from this Insider's Preview Build may indicate scope for the availability of its new tricks to more users with a greater range of devices in the future.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-14 (Update: 2020-03-14)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.