Microsoft's Handoff-like feature makes an appearance in Windows 10 Build 14328

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Apple users will be familiar with Handoff. This feature lets you start working on one Apple device -- be it a Mac, iPad or iPhone -- and then pick up where you left off on another, provided the devices are within Bluetooth range of each other.

At Build 2016, Microsoft talked about its plans to introduce a Handoff-style feature to Windows 10, codename Project Rome, and the first glimpse of this has appeared in the latest build for Windows Insiders.

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If you're running Build 14328 you'll find the settings for the feature are tucked away in Settings > Privacy > General. Under Change privacy options, you’ll see two toggles. The first, which is enabled, will "Let apps on your other devices launch apps and continue experiences on this device", while the second (which is disabled) will "Let apps on your other devices launch apps and continue experiences on this device over Bluetooth. Changes to this setting will apply to everyone that uses this device".

While you can toggle these options on or off the feature doesn’t appear to be fully implemented yet.


Expect to see it in a future Insider Preview build, and of course in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update out in July.

What makes this feature particularly interesting is it won’t be limited to Windows. Although Microsoft hasn’t yet fully detailed its plans, it should play nicely with devices running iOS and Android.

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