You can soon send SMS messages in Windows 10 via Cortana

October 31 2015 9:21 AM

Microsoft is letting your desktop PC and mobile phone work even closer together by letting you send a text (SMS) message via its digital assistant Cortana on the Windows 10 operating system.

Such a feature is now working in the latest internal builds of Windows 10 Mobile and may soon be rolled out to testers, Microsoft-oriented site WinBeta reported.

Build 10565 for desktops also has an option to alert a user to missed phone calls, WinBeta added.

WinBeta posted a video of the feature in action, and the text message will appear on the phone “as if by magic” once it it sent.

“The call for Cortana to send the text already works on build 10565 on the desktop, but for the text to actually send you’re going to need a newer mobile build, which isn’t currently available to the public,” it added.

A separate report on PC World said Cortana can also extract showtime information from confirmation emails to set up reminders – and even give driving directions.

But it added Microsoft has not specified when these features will reach the public.

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