Microsoft announced today that its Phone Link app for Windows 11 will now support iPhones. The app allows iPhone users to make and receive phone calls, and text messages, and view iPhone notifications directly on a PC.
Notably, the app adds limited iMessage support to Windows. Users can send and receive iMessages and SMS text messages in Phone Link after pairing an iPhone with a PC via Bluetooth and granting some permissions on the iPhone, but there is no support for group chats or sending photos and videos.
According to The Verge’s Tom Warren, Phone Link also lacks full message history for conversations and displays all sent and received messages as grey bubbles, making it impossible to distinguish between iMessage and SMS text messages.
iPhone support in Phone Link will be available in preview beginning this week for a “small percentage” of Windows Insider members enrolled in the Dev, Beta, or Release Preview channels, according to Microsoft. The preview will be expanded “in due course.”