As part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to enhance PC-Mobile connectivity, the new “Recent Websites” feature from Microsoft Phone Link is now available for Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book series.
Connected devices boost productivity and convenience but there is 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 a single task but also find 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 harmonizes the strengths and capabilities of its smartphones, PCs, tablets, watches and more for a truly seamless multi-device ecosystem.
One of these new connectivity features is Recent Websites2 — an update for the Microsoft Phone Link3 App now available across the Galaxy Book series — which allows users to continue browsing sessions from their smartphones on their PCs effortlessly. A great way to hit the ground running when moving 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 call up recent sessions from their smartphone with a single click, taking the fuss out of multi-device browsing for responsive, convenient navigation. For instance, say a user wants to research something on their phone and opens multiple tabs. At some point, it might be more efficient to open these same tabs on a bigger screen and start working with some PC applications. With Recent Websites, this task is easier than ever, allowing users to open new tabs without needing to go back to check search terms or browsing histories.
To use Recent Websites, make sure to link your Galaxy smartphone to Galaxy Book through Link to Windows on your phone and the Microsoft Phone Link App on your PC. Then simply open the Microsoft Phone Link App or flyout on your PC, which will display a list of websites you recently opened on your smartphone. Clicking on one of these websites will launch it straight away on your Galaxy Book.
Recent Websites is one of a variety of new and upcoming connectivity features that make the connected experience between Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book series richer and more adaptable than ever. By unlocking limitless possibilities between devices, Samsung is empowering customers to use and combine their devices in more innovative and accessible ways. Stay tuned for the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event to hear more about Samsung’s efforts to push multi-device connectivity for the Galaxy Book series and beyond.
1 Samsung Design Innovation Center Communication Behaviors Research, 2021 (n = 100).
2 'Recent Websites' is only available when using Samsung Internet app on Samsung Galaxy smartphone with One UI 3.1.1 or above (Samsung Galaxy S, Note, Z Fold, Z Flip) and Windows PC with Windows 10 20H1 or above. Requires latest app updates to Link to Windows Service (2.3 or above). Feature availability may vary by application.
3 Users must link their Samsung Galaxy device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and the Microsoft Phone Link App on PC and follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into the same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Samsung Galaxy devices. PC (Microsoft Phone Link App) requires Windows 10 or above. Microsoft Phone Link recommends Samsung Galaxy device to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the PC. Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens. Some related features may vary by device.