New Delhi, March 18, 2018: SwiftKey, Microsoft's market-leading intelligent keyboard, has launched its most significant product update since its acquisition by Microsoft in April 2016.
In the7.0 update, SwiftKey is replacing the existing Hub with Toolbar, an expandable menu that gives fast and easy access to a host of new and existing frequently used features, on both Android and iOS. Toolbar can be found under the new ‘+’ sign on the left of the prediction bar.
Also included in the update is Stickers, providing SwiftKey users with a way to add extra personality to a message. Some sticker packs can be edited before being inserted, with exclusive Microsoft packs also coming soon.
Edited Stickers can be saved and accessed later in Collections, which can be accessed via the “pin” icon on the Toolbar. Collections provides a place to store personalized and favorite stickers, media and edited photos that can be used at any time and within most apps.
SwiftKey also announced more features due to be released soon. Location sharing (available in US and India) will allow users to quickly insert the address of their current location, and Calendar sharing will help users insert a calendar appointment in a couple of taps.
SwiftKey is introducing 8 new 'Lish' languages: Assamese (English), Bengali (English), , Kannada (English), Malayalam (English), Marathi (English), Nepali (English), Odia (English), and Telugu (English). A 'Lish' language is a hybrid language that lets people shift seamlessly between languages, in this case English and Indic languages. In total, SwiftKey now offers compatibility for over 40 Indian languages as well as transliteration and layout options.
SwiftKey’s new features cater to the increased popularity of rich media messaging. SwiftKey users now send over two billion emoji per week, around 1/3 use emoji on any given day and the use of emoji continues to rise with 20% more emoji being used now than 12 months ago. The number of GIFs being sent on SwiftKey has also continued to climb with users sending a 10%
SwiftKey is available to download free from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Founded in London in 2008 and acquired by Microsoft in 2016, SwiftKey’s technology supports 200+ language.
SwiftKey Keyboard uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, including the emoji you love to use (if you use emoji), the words that matter to you and how you like to type. That means autocorrect and predictive text that actually works because it adapts to you.