Sometimes certain websites can provide a better browsing experience on your computer than on your phone. This is because some websites may be better optimized for the desktop, or maybe you just want to read an article or watch photos on a bigger screen, like your desktop or laptop screen.

So how do you send a link from your Android phone to your PC? You can still email this link to yourself, but it seems a bit inconvenient, not to mention that your email will soon start piling up with a bunch of emails sent by yourself, especially if you forget to erase or delete them.

Fortunately, there is a more polished solution that involves using Microsoft’s Your Phone, and here’s what you need to do.

Configuring your phone

  1. Download and install Microsoft Your Phone Companion from the Play Store on your Android phone
  2. Launch the app and sign in using your Microsoft account (or create one if you don’t have one)
  3. Grant the app the requested permissions
  4. Tap Continue
  5. When asked if you want to allow the app to run in the background, tap Allow
  6. On your PC, go to the Microsoft Store and download the Your Phone app
  7. Launch the app and it should now detect the phone with the Your Phone Companion app installed
  8. Click on “Make this my default”
  9. Click on Authorize
  10. Click Get Started and you are good to go

Sending links from your phone to your PC

  1. On your phone, open a website using your browser of choice
  2. Tap the share button
  3. In the list of applications, select Your phone companion
  4. If you have configured your phone correctly, you should see your PC in the list, so tap on it
  5. Your default browser on your PC should now open the link you just sent it

Sending links using Chrome

  1. Open Chrome on your Android phone
  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon next to the address bar
  3. Tap Share
  4. Select “Send to your devices”
  5. You will receive a notification on Chrome on your desktop asking if you want to open the link

It should be obvious that using Chrome to send links to your desktop where you are also using Chrome is the most efficient route and doesn’t involve setting up third-party apps on your phone and PC.

This does not mean that Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app is useless. This is a good alternative because unlike Chrome, it opens links right away so it saves you time by clicking on a confirmation. Plus, it supports other features like receiving notifications from your phone on your desktop, accessing messages, etc., so if you want a more feature-rich experience, Microsoft’s solution might be worth it. a deviation.