Microsoft Copilot web now lets manage your Android phone linked to Windows 11 | Laptop News

Copilot web (copilot.microsoft.com) is getting an interesting update, which seems to be rolling out to some people. If you’re one of the lucky testers like me, you can now toggle the “Phone” plugin to manage your Android phone. This works only when an Android phone is linked to Windows 11 using the Phone Link app or the “Link Devices” feature.

Phone Link toggle isn’t new, but it was previously limited to reading certain text messages on your Android phone. A new server-side update makes the Copilot’s Phone Link plugin useful, as it adds features such as the ability to access contacts, find phone numbers saved on your phone, send or receive text messages, and set an alarm on your phone.

In our tests, Windows Latest observed that the feature works well. To get started, open the Copilot hamburger menu, click “Plugins”, and turn on “Phone Link”. Once done, ask Copilot to show recent text messages from your Android phone. This will instantly fetch the latest text from your Android phone.

If you don’t use the Phone Link app, you might see an error message saying that Copilot cannot access your device at the moment.

You’ll need to grant permission again to view the latest text from your Android phone. Microsoft explains that Phone Link plugin can be linked again from its new website called “Linked Devices”.

You can either scan the QR code or enter the code in the “Link to Windows” app on an Android phone.

Once you’ve granted permission, Copilot will be able to help you with tasks such as getting information from contacts or SMS, summarizing key points from your messages, writing and sending text messages, setting alarms, and more.

Windows Latest was able to try the Copilot’s experimental feature. As…

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