It’s time for Gestures. Microsoft has brought a new addition to its suite of apps for Windows Phone: this one is exclusively available for its Lumia range. The new Gestures Beta app is designed to offer some extra convenience for owners as they can enjoy some new features on their handset once they install the Gestures Beta app. With the app, Windows Phone users will be able to pick up their ringing phone, put it to their ear, and take the call without touching the screen.
Let’s have a look at the key features of the app demonstrated in the video below.
- Answer a call by picking up your phone and putting it to you ear
- Mute your mic during a call by placing the phone on a flat surface with the display facing down
- Put the call on speaker by placing the phone on a flat surface with the display facing up
- Silence the phone by flipping it display down (if not in active call).
This is the first release of the client, so it is likely that more features will make their way as updates roll in. Do note that you need to restart your phone after installation to be able to use the feature. Also, Microsoft mentions that devices like Lumia 635, Lumia 630 and Lumia 530 have limited functionality.
The Gestures Beta app is a free download from the Windows Phone Store.