As part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to enhance PC-mobile connectivity, Microsoft Phone Link’s new Recent Websites feature is now available for Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book series.
Connected devices enhance productivity and convenience, but there’s always room to push the boundaries of connectivity even further. According to a recent survey,1 77% of people use multiple apps and devices together for one task, but they also find that it can take a lot of extra effort. With this in mind, Samsung Electronics is always looking for new ways to deliver a connected experience that orchestrates the strengths and capabilities of smartphones, computers, tablets, watches, and more for a truly seamless multi-device ecosystem.
One of these new communication features is modern websites2 – Microsoft Phone Link update3 The app is now available across the Galaxy Book series – This allows users to effortlessly continue browsing sessions from their smartphones on their computers. A great way to start when transitioning from a phone to a Galaxy Book, this feature makes browsing experiences smoother and more mobile, ensuring users never miss a beat in their productivity.
Galaxy Book users can now recall recent sessions from their smartphone with a single tap, eliminating the fuss of multi-device browsing for responsive and convenient navigation. For example, suppose a user wants to search for something on their phone and they open multiple tabs. At some point, it may be better to open the same tabs on a larger screen and start working with some computer applications. With modern websites, this task is easier than ever, allowing users to open new tabs without having to go back to check search terms or browsing history.
To use modern websites, make sure your Galaxy smartphone is linked to the Galaxy Book through Link to Windows on your phone and the Microsoft Phone Link app on your computer. Then, just open the Microsoft Phone Link app or go on your computer, which will display a list of websites you’ve recently opened on your smartphone. Clicking on one of these locations will immediately launch it on your Galaxy Book.
Modern websites are just one of a variety of new and upcoming connectivity features that make the communication experience between Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book series richer and more adaptable than ever before. By unlocking unlimited possibilities between devices, Samsung empowers customers to use and integrate their devices in more accessible and innovative ways. Stay tuned for the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event to learn more about Samsung’s efforts to push multi-device connectivity for the Galaxy Book series and beyond.
1 Communication Behaviors Research for Samsung Design Innovation Center, 2021 (N = 100)
2 Recent Websites is only available when using the Samsung Internet app on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with One UI 3.1.1 or higher (Samsung Galaxy S, Note, Z Fold, Z Flip) and Windows PC with Windows 10 20H1 or higher higher. Requires the latest application updates for Link to Windows Service (2.3 or higher). Feature availability may vary by app
3 Users must link their Samsung Galaxy device to their Windows PC through “Link to Windows” on the phone and the Microsoft Phone Link app on the PC and follow the setup prompts, including logging into the same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Samsung Galaxy devices. PC (Microsoft Phone Link app) requires Windows 10 or later. Microsoft Phone Link recommends that your Samsung Galaxy device be on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer. Some mobile applications may restrict sharing of content to other screens. Some relevant features may vary by device.