Here’s what’s new in Windows 10 Mobile 14356.1000

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Microsoft’s unexpected release of Windows 10 Mobile build 14356.1000 to Windows Insider’s on the fast ring now has a few features to put to the name.

If you weren’t sure whether to snag it or not, Microsoft has detailed the improvements to this build – mostly relating to Cortana. You can now use Cortana to sync notifications and send photos. A new listening animation is also present.

See more on what’s new in the excerpt below:

Cortana Improvements

Get notifications from your phone to your PC: Cortana will now surface your phone notifications and critical alerts, including messages from messaging services, SMS or social media as well as missed calls from any Windows 10 phone or Android device to your PC, so you never miss a beat while staying focused on your PC.

NOTE:Android requires Cortana version 1.7.1 or higher. (download here for U.S. and download here for China)Some actions on Cortana forward notifications may not be fully functional yet, including reply from PC (for Windows 10 Mobile). Muting the forwarded Windows 10 Mobile notifications per app will come soon. In the meantime, if you want to stop receiving phone notifications, go to Cortana settings and toggle off “Send notifications between devices”. 

Send a photo from your phone to PC: If you need to quickly transfer a photo from your phone to your PC wirelessly – just ask Cortana “send this photo to my PC” and see what happens. This feature is currently exclusive to Windows 10 phones.

New listening animation: When you tap the mic icon in Cortana, there is a new animation that shows Cortana is listening to you as you speak.

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