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 boost 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 it’s also tiring. With this in mind, Samsung Electronics is always looking for new ways to deliver a connected experience that matches the strengths and capabilities of its smartphones, computers, tablets, watches and more to achieve a truly seamless that multi-device ecosystem.

One of the new features of this connectivity is Recent Websites[2] (an update to the Microsoft Phone Link app[3] now available across the Galaxy Book range), allowing users to continue their browsing sessions on their computer. This feature, which enables the transition 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 better to open both tabs on a larger screen to work with PC apps. Thanks to the Recent Websites feature, this task is now possible and allows users to open new tabs without having to go back to view search terms or browsing histories.

To use Recent Websites, simply link 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 application or context menu on your computer, which will display a list of websites you’ve recently opened on your smart phone. Clicking on any of these websites will launch it directly on your Galaxy Book.

Recent Websites is 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 integrate their devices in more innovative and easy ways. Stay tuned for the next Galaxy reveal to learn more about Samsung’s efforts to promote multi-device connectivity across the Galaxy Book lineup and more.

[1] Samsung Design Innovation Center, Communication Behavior Research, 2021 (n=100) North America
[2] The Recent Websites feature is only available through 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 computer with Windows 10 20H1 or newer. Requires the latest application updates to connect to the Windows service Link (2.3 or later). Feature availability may vary by app
[3] Users need to link their Samsung Galaxy device to their Windows computer using the “Link to Windows” function on the phone and the Link to Phone application on the Microsoft computer, then follow the setup instructions, including sign in to the same Microsoft account. Link to Windows 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 a Samsung Galaxy device to be turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the PC. Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens. Some relevant functions may vary by device.

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