Users can now enjoy a seamless browsing experience between Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book series

As part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to improve connectivity between computers and mobile devices, Microsoft Phone Link’s new Recent Websites feature is now available on Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book series.

Connected devices increase productivity and convenience, but the limits of connectivity can always be pushed further. According to a recent survey by Samsung[1], 77% of people use multiple apps and devices for the same task, but also find it tiring. With this in mind, Samsung Electronics is always looking for new ways to deliver a connected experience that harmonizes the strengths and capabilities of smartphones, computers, tablets, watches and more to achieve a true seamless ecosystem with many devices.

One of these new link features is recent websites[2] (an update to the Microsoft Phone Link app[3] now available across the entire Galaxy Book range), which allows users to continue their browsing sessions on their PC. This feature, which allows switching from a phone to a Galaxy Book, makes browsing experiences smoother and more mobile and guarantees users optimal productivity.

Galaxy Book users can now find recent sessions on their smartphone with just one click, saving them the hassle of browsing across multiple devices and providing convenient and responsive navigation. For example, suppose a user opens multiple tabs to search on their phone. At some point, it may be more efficient to open the same tabs on a larger screen in order to work with desktop applications. Thanks to the Recent Websites feature, this task is now possible and allows users to open new tabs without having to go back to check search terms or browsing history.

To use the latest websites, simply connect your Galaxy smartphone to the Galaxy Book via the Windows Link app on your phone and the Microsoft Phone Link app on your computer. Then open the Microsoft Phone Link app or the context menu on your computer, which will display a list of websites you’ve recently opened on your smartphone. Clicking on any of these websites will open it directly on your Galaxy Book.

The latest websites are one of many new connectivity features that make the connected experience between Galaxy smartphones and the Galaxy Book line richer and more flexible. By opening up incredible possibilities for devices, Samsung enables customers to use and combine their devices in more innovative and accessible ways. Stay tuned for the next Galaxy reveal to learn more about Samsung’s efforts to promote multi-device connectivity in the Galaxy Book line and beyond.

[1] Samsung Design Innovation Center, Communication Behavior Research, 2021 (n=100) North America
[2] The recent websites feature is only available via the Samsung Internet app from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone with One UI 3.1.1 or later (Samsung Galaxy S, Note, Z Fold, Z Flip) and a Windows 10 PC 20H1 or later. Requires the latest application updates to connect to the Link to Windows service (2.3 or later). Feature availability may vary by application
[3] Users must connect their Samsung Galaxy device to their Windows PC using the Windows Connect feature on the phone and the Phone Connect app on the Microsoft PC, then follow the setup instructions, including logging in to the same account of Microsoft. Windows Connect is pre-installed on some Samsung Galaxy devices. The computer (Phone Link app) must have Windows 10 or later. The Microsoft Phone Link app requires the Samsung Galaxy device to be turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer. Some mobile apps may restrict content from being shared on other screens. Some related functions may vary by device.

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