Today, Microsoft launched a new app that can be used by both Android and iOS devices, and it is called the Photos Companion App. Going by the name, you will discover that its function is self-explanatory. The aim of the Photos Companion App is to help users transfer photos from their phones (be it Android or iOS) to their Windows PC. The photos transferred will then be available in the Windows 10 Photos App.
How To Use The Microsoft Photos Companion App (Download First)
To use the Photos Companion App, all you need to do is first of all download and install the app on your device. For iOS users, you can download the app from the iOS App Store,, while Android users can download it from Google Play Store.
Once you have gotten the app on your respective devices, just scan the QR code shown in the Windows Photos App. To ensure that the app on your PC has the required functionality, simply update to the latest version from the Microsoft Store.
After the barcode scan, and once your phone and Windows 10 Photos App are paired, you will now be able to send multiple photos to your PC over the same Wi-Fi network. You should also take note that the paring is not permanent, which means you will have to redo it every time you want to transfer photos over. Another good thing is that you can customize your photos with ink and of course share them with your friends once they are in the Photos app on your PC.
Another interesting thing is that you can start a video project in Windows Photos, and then add images and videos into it from your phone using the Photos Companion App introduced by Microsoft.