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How can I easily access punctuation on SwiftKey?

5th February 2016

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! Today we’re focusing on a feature that works across both iOS and Android – the punctuation slider.

At SwiftKey, we’re all about making typing easier and faster, so this is why we made it super easy to access frequently used punctuation on SwiftKey: ! , ? .Punctuation Slider - T&T 1


To access the punctuation slider on Android, all you need to do is tap on the key to the right of the space bar that has the period “.” on it. Once you long press on this key, you’ll see a popup box come up and show you four choices of punctuation: ! , ? .

Another trick here is that you don’t need to press down for long; you can press and slide to instantly access any of the choices within the slider.


Punctuation Slider - T&T 2For iOS, you can access the punctuation slider the same exact way. There is, however a slight difference in the number or characters you can choose from. In the iOS app, you can choose from: ! @ # , . ?

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Ryan & the Community Team