The latest Gestures Beta app from Microsoft has brought some new functionalities to your Windows Phone. These features allow you to control some of the functions without touching the display of your Phone. With this first release of Gestures Beta, you will be able to control your calls and even mute the phone easily.

You can use the Gestures Beta app features in the following ways:

  • To answer a call, pick up the ringing phone and place it to your ear
  • To mute a call, place the phone display-side down on any flat surface, the caller will not be able to hear you
  • To put a call on speaker, placing the phone on any flat surface with its display facing up
  • To silence the ring of an incoming call, just flip down the phone’s display

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All these actions can be done without touching the screen. The features have been demonstrated in the video below:


This is the first release of the Gestures Beta app, so new features could follow later as updates. It is a free app and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store. After installing the app, you will have to restart your handset before you can use the features. According to Microsoft Mobile, Lumia 530, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 phones have limited functionality for the app.

Do you have a Windows Phone? Have you installed Gestures Beta yet? If so, what do you think of it?

Source Windows Phone Store

Via Windows Central