Windows Phone Link Will Soon Be Able To Detect Text On Android Screenshots



Phone Link is a very nice Windows feature but in my observation not many people use it. This is probably because Phone Link is more friendly to Samsung devices and not as interesting to use with other devices. This feature is likely to change this with the introduction of a pretty useful new feature.

Most recently, Windows 11 will notify when an Android device connected to Phone Link takes a screenshot. When pressed, the screenshot image will be loaded into the Snipping Tool and it can detect the text to copy paste into the note application.

In addition, this Snipping Tool can also filter by placing a black bar on sensitive content before an image is shared on any platform. For now all these features are for Snipping Tool on Windows 11 Canary version and Dev Channels only.