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New feature related to smartphones introduced in Windows 11: Details

New feature related to smartphones introduced in Windows 11: Details Photo: Windows 11 can use a smartphone as a webcam (Getty Images)

In Windows 11, the option to use a smartphone as a webcam has been introduced. This feature will gradually become available to all users, according to the information from the company's website.

Microsoft has started rolling out a new feature in Windows 11, allowing users to use their Android smartphones or tablets as webcams for their computers.

This functionality was initially introduced with Pixel phones through the beta version of Android 14 last year. However, it is now becoming available to users participating in the Windows Insider Preview program.

Activation steps

To activate this feature, users need to:

  1. Go to Bluetooth and device settings.
  2. Select Device Manager.
  3. Grant the PC access to their Android mobile device.

Additionally, it is necessary to install the Cross Device Experience Host update from the Microsoft Store, which is mandatory for the functionality of this feature.

The new feature will be gradually rolled out to all Windows 11 users. To use this capability, your Android smartphone or tablet must have Android version 9.0 or higher and the Link to Windows app version 1.24012 or higher.

Microsoft recently updated its artificial intelligence, Copilot, allowing it to engage in personal conversations with users.