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New update for SwiftKey beta with emoji and number row!

14th January 2014

Hi everyone!

Today we’re pleased to let you know we’re putting out an update to the SwiftKey beta with emoji support and the optional number row.

Download the updated beta:

Firstly, a big thank you to all who’ve downloaded it and shared your feedback in – this helps us identify where any problems are and take on board your suggestions.

The changes in this latest update are mainly under the hood – we’ve focused on some performance and memory issues to improve your overall experience. This isn’t the end of the improvements we’re making so don’t worry if we haven’t fixed something you’ve flagged yet – many issues and ideas are still being worked on and we’re still listening to your feedback.

Improvements include:

  • Secondary characters on the top letter row modified when number row is enabled
  • Redesigned emoji UI including new space and backspace bar, swipe gestures to switch emoji tab and changes to how the layout works under the hood
  • Fixed performance issues when switching between tabs
  • Emoji now appear larger
  • Fixed issue where emoji still predicted even when disabled
  • General memory problems fixed
  • Fixed issue where Ice theme used extra RAM
  • Fixed keyboard freezes
  • Fixed issues when syncing
  • Fixed problem with Trending Phrases not updating
  • Fixed incorrect vibration feedback when scrolling

Some of you have asked us why emoji look different depending on what you’re doing. In short, what you see varies between different versions of Android and different apps. Emoji are only supported on Android Jellybean and KitKat (4.1 and later). SwiftKey uses the system emoji font which is black and white in Jellybean and colour in KitKat but some apps (eg WhatsApp) render the emoji within messages with app-specific fonts whereas Google Hangouts uses the same colour emoji font as KitKat. This means that although the meaning remains the same, the actual images may vary between apps and between the sending and receiving device. We hope that helps!

Thank you for all your feedback so far – we hope you enjoy these fixes and improvements!

Evan and the SwiftKey team

231 responses to “New update for SwiftKey beta with emoji and number row!”

  1. TheSparks says:

    When will emojis come to the stable version?
    And do you have plans on adding a personal dictionary, so I can create shortcuts – this is one feature that I miss so much from Google Keyboard.

  2. Nightmare says:

    again, qrcode for download

  3. Dario · 753 a.C. . says:

    i hope you’ve reduced RAM usage too. and i hope now swiftkey is more responsive, because i don’t care so much if there are new features when swiftkey is everytime lagging when i’m typing 🙂

    • Tiago Azevedo says:

      What device do you have?

      • Dario · 753 a.C. . says:

        i’ve a samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830. i know it’s not the best phone, but i have a slimmed rom and almost nothing installed. i’ve 130MB free in RAM, but swiftkey is still lagging.

        • Jonas says:

          They should reduce the memory consumption. It eats too much memory for a keyboard. I will be okay with less than 40 mb of consumption.

          • Dario · 753 a.C. . says:

            yes, i agree. before the last upgrade, on my phone it used 18 or 20 MB in RAM. now, with the last update it uses 30 or 35 MB too in RAM.

        • Tiago Azevedo says:

          It runs perfectly on my Galaxy Nexus with an heavy CyanogenMod ROM!

          • Dario · 753 a.C. . says:

            don’t you have to wait some second for displaying suggestion words when you’re typing? are they immediate?

            on stock keyboard i don’t have to wait to see what i’m typing. you got what i mean?

          • Tiago Azevedo says:

            Absolutely zero lag. Everything is instantaneous!

          • bairo says:

            I have an optimus g pro running very lean and I get the 1-2 second lag for initial start up (I hate that) I am curious as to turning off cloud sync would help. It would be logical for the delay as it is trying to connect with cloud and start at the same time.

          • Dataek says:

            Are stupid? Cyanogenmod is not a heavy rom.. It’s a rom that runs good because it’s clean Android. You know what a heavy rom is? Samsungs Touchwiz is.. Don’t be a hero that your phone is good now days it’s a 4 years old device.. heavy mod *lmoa*

      • Виталий Яковлев says:

        Samsung Galaxy S2 (9100) on stable version i wait about 2-4seconds to see keaybord – it’s a little bit annoying ((

  4. Don says:

    On my Galaxy Note 2 (Android 4.3) the flow trail is a skinny broken line. Is this a fault? If not, is there a way to change it to be thicker?

  5. Pete says:

    Still no option for all 4 arrow keys to be permanently displayed on tablets like we can on phones though? I despair. Feels like those of us who have been requesting this feature since you “unified” the app are just wasting our time asking for it as Swiftkey clearly aren’t listening / don’t care.

    • I agree that ‘four-arrow key’ would be a great integration. Though I think it’s hardly fair to say the devs don’t care.

      • Pete says:

        Kristin – I said “don’t care” as that’s how it seems. There have been several posts on these blogs asking for arrow keys but Swiftkey haven’t acknowledged them (unlike on other posts on subjects such as emojis), also numerous threads on the VIP forum asking for them, plus bug reports etc. which usually just receive the response that we should press the number key or use the “extended” layout (which only gives left & right arrow keys, and also messes with the rest of the keyboard layout compared to the norm) but Swiftkey haven’t said anything like “we’re looking into it”, “we’re working on it”, “we have no plans for this” etc. etc. which I think makes my “Swiftkey aren’t listening / don’t care” comment justified.

        • You make some valid points, Pete. I, too, have experienced the plague of the “missing arrows” on tablet. I apologize if I offended you. I guess I justify my response because of the very warm interactions I’ve had from SwiftKey Support. Here’s to getting our arrows- Cheers!

  6. Mads Therkelsen says:

    It would be super cool if you guys could make a recent used emoji tab like the Google keyboard has

  7. Jonas says:

    Please optimize the memory consumption. It eats 50 mb of my memory in the last version it only eats 38 mb. Please optimize memory consumption! I am using 4.0.4.

  8. sole says:

    es el mejor….me encanta

  9. Nick says:

    3×4 keyboard choice?????

  10. vinothr says:

    More themes, more themes, and more themes!

  11. Sergi says:

    The Ram consumption is very high

  12. deniman says:

    Long time waiting for the “ª” and it seems I’ll keep waiting 🙁

  13. how about changing/defining behave of return key and do not send SMS on it, but put new line?

    • FreezeGame says:

      Within Swiftkey’s Settings/Theme and Layout, there is an option for the Enter key “Always long press for emojis” which can be checked. Upon doing so, the Enter key becomes the primary function, and emojis become the second option. Tapping the Enter key results in a new line being created while using the default SMS app, websites, and other tasks.

      Just now, while composing this reply from my phone, I was able to press the Enter key twice to start a new paragraph.

      However, it definitely depends on the messaging enviornment being used. For instance, using Google Hangouts to send a SMS or standard message results in the reply being sent upon tapping Enter.

      • ysk says:

        why isnt a workaround for this possible? Hangout is the future default sms app for android. we can use an extra button for this. nothing more annoying than not being able to do so.

        • FreezeGame says:

          I agree. I exclusively use Hangouts for all of my SMS/MMS needs. I don’t like being forced to switch to the default messaging app to compose well formatted replies.

          However, it’s not a Swiftkey issue, but a function of Hangouts itself. Google needs to add a setting which allows more control over keyboard utilization.

      • snom says:

        Can NOT use emojis in Instagram comments! The option “Alway long press for emojis” is activated. Please make an OTHER key then the enter-key to switch to emojis!

      • I don’t have such option in Settings.
        My default app for SMS is normal Messaging.

        • FreezeGame says:

          You might want to download the latest version first. I believe that you at least need to have v4.5.0.16 Beta to have such options. The available version within this blog is v4.5.0.22 Beta. That should get you sorted.

  14. Gabriela González says:

    Excellent, I had problem with before version with the emojis in my instagram

  15. Wassim Taher says:

    Why can’t we Swype on the numbers row? This is very important because we write Arabic in Lattin words with combination of numbers (some letters in Arabic do not exist in Latin and we use numbers to represent those numbers). Here’s an example of an Arabic sentence written in Latin and Numbers: “7abibi shou 3am ta3mel”. Do you get it now? Please allow us to Swype over the numbers. I can see these words in prediction but can’t write them quickly by Swyping. Millions in the Arab world write this way every day so please consider it.

  16. vgergo says:

    so much better with the number row and now the extra symbols.

  17. Nyght says:

    I can download the update, but the install button doesn’t work…I can cancel out of the install, but I can’t actually hit the button. And yes, I have the settings checked to allow me to install apps from outside sources. 🙂 Known issue, or a me problem?

  18. Pk says:

    SwiftKey is great but predictions become ridiculously inaccurate and annoying when it’s trying to write in two or more languages at the same time. Please quit combining keyboards like that and let us choose what language to use. I keep having to disable my second languages because they interfere so much.

    • Mikael says:

      It works fine when I switch between Swedish and English (which happens a lot). So maybe not disable it for us who like the function? But instead make it an option under settings? 🙂

      • Pk says:

        English and Swedish use different keyboards. I’m talking about eg. French and English which both use the same keyboard. Gives predictions in both languages at the same time.

  19. Kevin Rodriguez says:

    I love this keyboard… Has everything I need and a big thanks to SwiftKey..

  20. brianzion says:

    cool keep up the good work ♨

  21. Dan Anand says:

    Just downloaded the beta. It says can’t open file .the previous beta worked.

  22. Herberth says:

    You should add a tab with Most used emojis, like WhatsApp

  23. Kdmw says:

    The updates are great! I haven’t had any problems at all.
    I agree with having a most used tab. Would be my only suggestion to date.

  24. Michael Wolfe says:

    I have bought the full version, but I prefer the beta version because of the emojis and dedicated number row. After the 30 day trial of when the beta version ends it should continue to work since I’ve bought the full verssion. Just a thought.

  25. [A]dri[A]n says:

    This is basically perfect now! GREAT JOB! 🙂

  26. Dan Anand says:

    Can anyone confirm if they are able to successfully open the file after downloading the link? I’ve enabled downloads from any source, and the previous beta opened fine.

    Ok, it working now. Appears to be a problem with the aosp browser on kitkat not downloading files correctly. Try chrome.

    Browser is lagging much more so than before, on nexus 5

  27. Mike Yduarte says:

    I had the beta version and loved it so much I decided to purchase the full app… Now the emoji won’t show properly. .. Why is that?

  28. Abdullah AL-Rawahi says:

    Still NO emoji on instagram :S

  29. don says:

    i wasn’t able to install the updated beta. parsing error. Anyone have a fix?

  30. Wattblicker says:

    More Themes please. Otherwise, I am very satisfied. Thumbs up.

  31. Ogbu Adah Vincent says:

    More themes please

  32. kitty says:

    Succesfully downloaded and opened the file, but unable to install the update. Anyone else is experiencing this problem?

  33. Pete Pagan says:

    More themes! …, .com button too…, fonts would be nice.

  34. garychencool says:

    What happened to the dark theme? I noticed this when I opened it up and it said unknown theme, using Cobalt.

  35. Blarg says:

    im running a decently powerful device and im surprised at the ammount of time it takes to open. It ranges from a half second slower than the default keypad, to a full blown second.

    And the flow key correction method is flawed. It actually slows you down when it gets a word wrong. I actually have to either select the previous word by tapping on it to correct it, or i have to hit backspace. WHY NOT HAVE THE WORD PROMTS READY AFTER YOU SWYPE A WORD? Remeber, flow is never aleays right, if you cant correct a mistake on the fly, then whats the point of flow?

  36. Виталий Яковлев says:

    two days ago downoaded beta, in two days flow prediction is off and i can’t enable it 🙁 switched to normal version.

  37. Jeff Rice says:

    Really liked the Dark theme which now seems to be missing. Please bring that back

  38. snom says:

    Can NOT use emojis in Instagram comments! Please make an OTHER key then the enter-key to switch to emojis! In Instagram comments e.g. the enter-key is a send-key. The setting “Enter key: Alway long press for emojis” has no effect!

  39. Kungen says:

    I can’t change from English to any other keyboard. I have enabled Swedish but can’t use it.

  40. Mtberharry says:

    I have lost word predicion and flow with the beta update. Using nexus 7 2012 running 4.4. Took me 3 times as long to write this☺☺:-) .and just noticed emojis wont apear in this comment when pressed. Love swiftkey .please fix

  41. Mohammed says:

    Hope still free

  42. Ivan Felipe Barrera says:

    Reduce RAM consume please!! I’m going to buy it anyway, but it would be an awesome improvement

  43. Jonas says:

    They should have a turn off switch for emojis in the settings so we can reduce memory consumption if we are not using the emoji feature.

  44. Jonas says:

    I am only using swiftkey, because of the low memory footprint. Please optimize the memory consumption 512 mb ram devices will suffer! Huhuhu!

  45. Judy Ann says:

    Goggle’s new keyboard, Kiii, has a separate screen with keys to begin selection, select, all, clear, end, home, cut, copy, paste and the four arrow keys. If you could set this up, your keyboard would be perfect. It would make my day so much easier.

    I’ve mentioned this before, as I feel it is the only thing SwiftKey is missing. I hope to see it addressed before this Beta version becomes the next regular version. If by any chance you have addressed it and I have missed it, please let me know so I can start using it immediately.

    I do have another suggestion. The normal punctuation keys on the keyboard (period, comma, exclamation point, and question mark) all snap back to the word before them, to eliminate any unnecessary spaces between the two. However, the same is not true for the semi-colon, colon, apostrophe, quotation marks, dash, asterisk, and percent mark. Since it does work on the parentheses, braces, and square brackets, their position on the key has nothing to do with this function’s absence on these items. It would be great if they could work as well as their counterparts.

    Thank you for giving us the chance to try out your keyboard before it is released to the public, and also the opportunity to influence what the keyboard can do. SwiftKey will always be my keyboard of choice!

  46. Robert J. California says:

    Definitely need emojis to come to the stable version. That will be a huge improvement.

  47. Paola says:

    The emojis need real improvement. This feature isn’t polished yet, I know Google Keyboard is a finished product but the way they handle emojis is way better than Swiftkey. First, when you tap for emojis it is quite laggy, scrolling is laggy, as well. Second, we need the option to decide if we prefer emojis or Enter. I don’t need enter and I prefer to tap once and not long press for emojis. It takes time, and the less time we waste, the better. Also, the white background doesn’t look really good, but I guess, this one is preference. When you write a word and it coincides with a emoji and you get a suggestion is quite brillian, congrats! And please, add some themes, Flesky themes are elegant and really really nice, would be awesome if Swiftkey did something like that too.

  48. David says:

    HTC One. Warning, don’t download the latest beta. It was working fine until I updated it yesterday. Does not work now and had to revert to non-beta version and lose my emojis (insert sad emojis here). These settings no longer work with version released 1/13/14: double space-bar does nothing, it should insert period and start next sentence with auto caps, single space-bar does not complete word, auto punctuation for words, example: its or ill (I’ll) not working, auto spell-correct and word completion not working. All these features are checked in settings. All worked fine before the update. Please fix. I want my emojis back.

  49. ThaCooLoser says:

    Looking good Swiftkey, win me back. I’ve used you for 3 years and had to switch to Swype for the instant remembrance of my sentences. You used to do that but what happened?

  50. Omobolaji Badmus says:

    It will be nice if swiftkey can add gestures to the Flow part. e.g. gestures to select all, copy, Capital letters, etc

  51. Mandeep Singh says:

    Thanks for the update.

    But Why there is no Punjabi support? It was supposed to be out few betas ago.

  52. Daisymone D says:

    I have one big problem where the keyboard just goes away while I’m typing. And on Instagram the Emoji goes away

  53. Juanjo says:

    Don’t work for me. Say that I don’t have a SD card.

  54. Hi guys!

    Are you planning to join Play Store beta apps programme? It’d be great for the users 🙂

  55. Aimar says:

    Ok… problem with the emojis on the android is now that when i select a smiley face, it then converts the sms to a media message.
    Which is not what i want …. so still needs fixing.

  56. Franklin Romero says:

    Emojis is not showing up on instagram. Pressing enter won’t do it nor it shows up on the key. Galaxy Note 3. It does come up as suggestions though. Otherwise, this is awesome. Pliz fix!

  57. Joana Madeira says:

    Where is the predition / suggestions? >.<
    The flow don't work too.

    In the previous Beta, this two features work.

    Please fix this issues, and reduce the RAM consuption.

  58. Matthias Henning says:

    So are the themes still ugly as *****?

  59. jdrch says:

    Why not join the Google Play Beta program so we don’t have to sideload if we don’t want to?

  60. suavemezie says:

    The update removes the Dark theme, my favorate, please restore DARK theme

  61. Bet Aclaro says:

    I installed this. Where did the Dark theme go? It’s the most tolerable (nice) of all your themes and in this beta version it’s gone.

  62. Ricky says:

    LG G2 (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) has default support of Emoji (Color Emoji !!). I am testing new beta, But after having default support by handset, still SwiftKey Emoji show black&white. Please provide color emoji for supported devices. And hope you will resolve the issue with Instagram.

    • 1st says:

      Color Emoji is only for android 4.4 so u arent a supported device. Emoji is only supported in Android 4.1 and later. Jelly Bean users get black and white, while Kit Kat users (aka moi) get color. Jelly Bean is 4.1-4.3, Kit Kat is 4.4+ so far. So it’s not the SwiftKey team’s fault. Blame your phone’s company for not updating.

      • Ricky says:

        There is nothing to blame my Phone Company. They are already providing color emoji with default keyboard.

        Current Kitkat user in world is less than 2%. And most of the swiftkey user is JellyBean. You are targeting wrong group.

        I think you can Map color icon/emoji to JellyBean font or provide the option for color emoji “without Emoji Prediction” to JellyBean user. But you can not ignore all JellyBean user.

        Thank You

        • 1st says:

          What I’m saying is in the android operating system, color emoji is only supported in 4.4 kit Kat. Swiftkey can NOT, give color emoji to jelly Bea users because IT’S not supported and would only appear black and white for you anyway. Also I’m not part of the Swift key team lol. They can prob make the emojis in the keyboard in color but when you type it would still be black and white. So either update or stay with the black and white emojis.

          • Ricky says:

            That’s what I am saying. Provide color Emoji on Keyboard. If handset is not supported, then respective application result will be black & white emoji. But it should be color emoji on keyboard, Whether result is color or black.


          • 1st says:

            Well I don’t know much about the process used to insert emoji but Im pretty sure the icons will be black and white unless your phone has a certain string of Unicode that is only in 4.4 that enables color. Maybe they could manually draw the emojis but emojis are just strings of Unicode and they react differently. They’re not pictures. The icons come from within the device storage.

  63. Dutro says:

    My HTC One just crashed completely as I was typing in Hangouts. Since that’s never happened before and I just got the new beta… When will the emoji be in the stable build? Crashing Sense is just not going to work for me!

  64. Jonas says:

    Please remove Ice Theme. Christmas is over please remove Ice Theme. It eats up memory even though I am not using this crazy looking theme.

  65. Belal Alex says:

    Goood like swiftkey

  66. Cristian Pana says:

    1. Install ucweb browser, go in settings and activate typing assistant.
    After that try to write anywhere (but not in url). You will see EDIT
    LONG TEXT and CLIPBOARD menus that will apear when you type (very useful for fast writing, if you add) 2. By the way, THUMB keyboard it the most complex keyboard on market, good ui tools.

  67. me0wth says:

    There is no way to insert an emoji in instagram’s comments because Enter button (long press on which switches to emoji mode) automatically turns into Post button and posts the comment. Is there a way to fix it somehow? Maybe use a different button for Emoji or let a user asign it???

  68. Kemuel Edmond says:

    The emoji should be colored due to the fact that Android is updated to have colored emoji. I understand not everyone will get KitKat or has a Samsung device, but it would still be a better choice. And also, y’all should add the gay and lesbian emoji. Again, I know Jellybean doesn’t support them, but KitKat does.
    But GREAT job thus far! I had switched from SwiftKey because there was was no emoji support. Now I’m back!

  69. There should be option to totally disable emoji icons, because I’m not in favour of it.

  70. Nicolas says:

    Mas autocorrexiones

  71. Leonardo Müller says:

    I cant insert emojis on Instagram comments with any version of SwiftKey. Will It ever be possible?

  72. Tyler Cohn says:

    Could we try to make the emojis in color, it’s hard to tell what these emojis are in my eyes and color just looks better in my opinion. Similar to kikkat emoji keyboard in the play store

  73. Anch says:

    Anybody else having trouble with the download? My S3 says I don’t have enough memory to download even though I was able to download the previous beta.

  74. Lukas says:

    How to flow through shift key?

  75. Igor Sousa says:

    I can not use the Emoji into Instagram comments, because the Emoji are associated with the “Enter” key, but there is no “Enter” when we comment on a photo, there is only a “Letter” key. This issue will be solved? Would be very appreciated if we could use Emoji into Instagram comments.

    Sorry the bad english, is not my native language.

  76. geoff says:

    on my xperia z1 4.3 emoji are black? no colors…
    it’s normal?

  77. John says:

    One feature Swiftkey needs is an option to DISABLE CHARACTER PREVIEW. It becomes distracting sometimes.

  78. Ryan says:

    Why do my texts to other devices (iPhone & HTC one) appear as ??????????????

  79. Scott Unverzagt says:

    Tiny bit of lag on the emoji screens while scrolling on my nexus 5.

  80. MellFriezk_48 says:

    I love this keyboard

  81. Gwen says:

    The nunber row is fantastic..unless you accidentally hit one whilst typing a word. Could it be more intuitive so it knows I’m trying to write ‘write’ not ‘w4i5e’?
    My fast fingers slip over numbers frequently and prediction is useless once a number is included in a word.

  82. Phaze0085 says:

    Im confused, is Swiftkey 4.4.2 the stable version of this beta?

  83. Mick Collingwood says:

    How can’t I see any posts in the vip forum?

  84. Dawson says:

    How come the emojis arent in color?

  85. Guest says:

    On my Moto X, the emoji are enormous and the lower row is almost obscured. The first beta had no such issues.

  86. Alexander Dorokhine says:

    On my Moto X, the emoji are enormous and the lower row is almost obscured. The first beta had no such issues.

  87. Kdmw says:

    I like the ice theme alot. I will probably use throughout the year coz I love snow. I really hope it’s a keeper or made an optional add on for those who are apposed to it.

  88. Nanananana~ says:

    clipboard and redo/undo button… and ofcourse themes!! <3

  89. Martin Jørgensen says:


    I love this keyboard, and I will properly never try an other keyboard again

  90. erin davitt says:

    Sorry if this was covered already but will it’s users be able to see the emoji?

  91. Ricky says:

    Moving to other keyboard…..sorry don’t want to be with Black&White “Emoji” !!!!

    Thank You.

  92. Abhinav Singh says:

    Emojis are’t visible on stock 4.1 samsung touchwizz only boxes are displayed

  93. Bax says:

    More themes and colorful emojis and less memory and quicker responses because its sometimes slow 🙁

  94. K Bell says:

    The emjois are awesome, as I was using a separate keyboard for those. Also the numbers on top are great… The only thing lacking is the option to personalize themes, which it looks like everyone else wants to. Thanks for working hard to make SwiftKey the best keyboard yet!

  95. Nicole says:

    Love the keyboard and the number row but please add a swipe to delete when on flow to

  96. Cheryl Case says:

    Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. I’ve installed the beta and all I have are squares where emoji should be … Previous version (paid) had some before

  97. ANDRE says:

    I love this keyboard with the emojis on my nexus 5. But you should add a recent emojis slot

  98. Ryan Joanis says:

    I just downloaded the most recent Swiftkey Beta and it will now allow me to use flow even though it is selected. Also no prediction bar is available. Is this an error with the download?

  99. carhauler1969 says:

    Got so used to the 5th row on the Samsung version with my Note 2 that I just can’t live without it on my Nexus 5.

  100. Jonas says:

    I have an suggestion. You can make an iOS7 Emoji pack download pack for non-jellybean & jellybean users.

  101. Isabella says:

    I have a LG Optimus G and I’m loving SwiftKey! But emojis are not showing up in my device. I hope you can fix this. Thank you. Xxx

  102. Dana says:

    It would be great if I can access emoji in Instagram comment section or any other comment section that has custom enter button which replaces default enter button with emoji access.

  103. Guest says:

    I have a galaxy s4 and i installed the beta and everything went great except for that when I press the emoji button all it shows is squares and no emojis 🙁 can someone help me please!!

  104. CashisKingNYC says:

    Emojis not working for me. While on emoji keyboard screen its blank. But if I hit any blank space on the screen the corresponding emoji would appear on the typing field. Wierd!!!!

  105. Tom says:

    I have the paid pro version and beta version but when using the beta im not getting any suggestions

  106. 愛しい says:

    Japanese support? I have been using swiftkey for years and still am asking for Japanese support. And I am not the only one. It’s a real pain in the ass to have to switch keyboards just to change languages. I have been told many times that you guys are working on it but sorry it does not take a years to add a language. Need to focus less on emoji support (which is Japanese ironically) and add this language.

  107. Tabitha Lange says:

    Would you please have it to where I can use my S pen with this keyboard? I love SwiftKey so much and I would like like to be able to use it all the time.

  108. caro says:

    je n’ai aucune prediction….dommage, sinon emoticons parfaits…

  109. Ildefonso Sanz says:

    Where is Emoji for Instagram?

  110. Aaron Scott says:

    I too would like more themes,maybe use themes from other keyboards.

  111. Margena says:

    Why does my phone warn me that this type of file can harm my device?

  112. Monica says:

    Hi SwiftKey team, Thank you for making an excellent product that’s very reasonably priced. Much appreciation to you!
    I do have several minor issues as follows;

    1 – It is very important to me that I have access to options… Will you Please, please, please add more themes. I may be a little too eager (in the sense of time allowance), but I’ve made this request this in my Google Play Store review of SwiftKey, to no avail. Even with the currently offered selection of themes, I can hardly believe there’s not a single Pink theme. Perhaps this should be outsourced to independent graphic artists? I don’t know, but we need something done.
    Also regarding themes, it’s important enough to me to have variety until even though I’d already purchased & amp enjoyed using SwiftKey, I had to uninstall once due to the high amount of space that you require, but since I don’t care for my stock keyboard (especially after using SwiftKey lol!) I decided to installed & try Go Keyboard because it’s much lighter on the space required & amp Go has an almost unlimited number of themes to chose from. **this section references 2 issues RAM & Themes.
    Needless to say, I I eventually Uninstalled Go keyboard, simply because Go Cannot touch the smooth effectiveness of SwiftKey (((*^.^)) so you def get BigUps from me on that!!

    Moving right along regarding the keyboard –
    2 – I use Samsung GS4, and one nice feature on the stock keyboard is that the number keys displayed on the front (main) screen for faster access – as opposed to having to long press, and or go to an alternate menu. Please update SwiftKey with this feature.

    3 – When I use the “&” the abbreviation of the word (“amp”) appears next to it. Also although I use Flow, when I tap the space bar after a period a random commonly used word appears (e.g. I, Thanks, Do, care, etc… If I’m not careful to recheck & delete this each time, it looks ridiculous to have messages/sent email, & other dialogue with the abbreviation “amp” or random words in my text.
    If this a settings issue that I may resolve, please advise.

    4 – Finally, I’ve checked & might have missed this, but will you please install a ‘hide keyboard’ option that can be used instead of having to use my back arrow key in text fields?? I’ve pressed my back key one too many times before, only to lose my text. If the option is there please advise so that I may access it. If not please add, as this would certainly be a lovely addition.

    Lastly, this is my first time visiting your site, and see an offer to download beta… Well I can only download via Google Play Store, so if this is an option from play store and I’m happy to try it.

  113. Trey Ousterhout says:

    It won’t let me sign on to twitter to get the personalization it would also be nice if the emojis were colored and not just black and white along with a recently used emojis tab. Other then that can’t wait to see it in the paid version 🙂

  114. Jenni Van Deyk says:

    This may sound silly but for some reason I no longer have auto prediction appearing! I have looked through every setting i can find. Where am I going wrong? And also the double tap of the space bar is no longer entering a period for me despite the option being checked .

  115. Abdulaziz Al-Sulaiti says:

    I stopped using Swiftkey lately, because there’s no support for Emoji! 🙁 I hope you can add it to the stable version and I’ll be glad to return to my purchased swiftkey app again. I hope you add the option of having a tab for emojis just like the Google keyboard on Kitkat

  116. Brian Dentice says:

    Still haven’t resolved the Enter key default as carriage return. In the latest beta, checking the Settings > Theme & Layout > Enter Key option makes it Send by default. Sigh… can I get refund?

  117. NoneOfYourBizzness says:

    So the beta installs separately from the stable version? It doesn’t install on top of it?

  118. Joshua Curey says:

    You should make the emoji categories more colorful and when will these be available for the full version?

  119. Simon Jackson says:

    really love swiftkey! only thing that it could improve now is being able to use the emoji across all apps smoothly 🙂 please implement!

  120. Jamie says:

    Not able to change language to uk. Keeps saying failed :/

  121. t maz says:

    Just installed the beta on an s4 running Android 4.3
    Unable to receive mms message. Text came through but no photo. Gave a message in 3 different languages telling me it was unable.

  122. ♔Yung King says:

    Would love a customizable theme where the user chooses everything from the
    key color letter color background color secondary color for shift key backspace etc. And the choice of up to 2 colors when swiping

  123. Audrey Gonzalez says:

    Update not working. Tried numerous times and it is only showing me expired keyboard. No text predictions and no flow

  124. PowerFluffy says:

    Hade verkligen inte haft något emot att få svar bakgrund istället på emojisarna över vit som nu.

  125. Nicolas says:

    Predictive text won’t work for me

  126. Atb says:

    My beta version expired 🙁 it told me to click to download latest version but it just kept timing out.. I just got the beta version a few days ago but I’ve been using a paid version of SwiftKey for a couple years but I LOVED this beta version

  127. Leen Poldervaart says:

    Todays update do not work. It ends today it saus. I am using A HTC One

  128. Alfie Rob Marshall says:

    Why no predictions any more since update? Can’t get prediction bar at all?

  129. Blake says:

    I’d like to see colored emoji’s within this keyboard on android 4.3. The stock samsung keyboard provides colored emoji icons. I don’t see why swiftkey can’t? This beautiful 1080p vibrant color screen…and I’m stuck with black/white icons…

  130. Tracy says:

    I have the full version, which i love, but downloaded the beta for the emoticons. Now on the beta the predictor (and flow) don’t work. I looked at all the settings, but can’t find anything that looks wrong….any ideas?

  131. Ollie says:

    Why does a SMS get converted to a MMS when you add emoji ? It should still get sent as a text message.

  132. davelamorte says:

    on my THL W8s stock rom (android 4.2.1, 2G ram), the previous beta (and also the one before that) was fantastic, but with the last one it’s almost unusable: 2-3 seconds every time I need the keyboard to open up, and often it doesn’t read my swiping. I wish I could go back… please fix!

  133. Latest beta (and previous one) tooks sometimes a second or more to show the keyboard after tapping in a text box (i.e. Google Search, WhatsApp). Tested in Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 7 and Moto G. If I go back to stable pro from Google Play, the lag dissapears.

  134. Lyle says:

    Attempting to install on my note3 but install button does nothing…iv checked security settings and allowed outside apps to be installed. What is going wrong. Love swiftkey but need the number bar like the stock keybord

  135. Fiverocker says:

    Damn, all Betas expired and I got two Swiftkey Updates during the last few days and NONE of them featured the new gimmics like number row … when are these awesome features goign to be integrated into the standard PAID app?

  136. Jonny Bulseco says:

    Please add the option to disable the prediction.

  137. violet1551 says:

    I just installed beta and the predictive text bar no longer shows nor corrects my words and theres no swype funtion. Did I install wrong or something? Im glad I have emoji but its not worth it if nothing else works.

  138. Melody says:

    We used to be able to jump to the next line by long- pressing the bottom right button, however, because now its the emoji button, i’m unable to do so, please help!

  139. Wallace Baez Portilla says:

    I love the keyboard but take to long to appear in my s4 with kitkat, I change to ai type is faster

  140. Neo says:

    i got problems with “ä” “ö” “ü”, cant use them, Swiftkey Beta closed after aktivate it in optioons. (Galaxy Tab 3 with Android 4.2 )

  141. Orcid says:

    After the update the beta doesn’t work in my experience z Android 4.3. The text bar that predicts words is gone and swipe doesn’t work at all. Ticked and unticked the boxes in advanced and swipe- nothing!
    Reinstalled beta twice but it still doesn’t work. Had to go back to the original SwiftKey.

  142. Kdmw says:

    I am annoyed that the next word suggestion bar is gone

  143. David White says:

    The beta is better than the paid version. Please can I have a dedicated number row on the paid version?!

  144. Victor Kyalo says:

    a nice one but in beta mode, i believe you guys can do more.
    the number row needs to be a little bit apart from the keys and a little bit bigger than that.
    also there needs to be a keyboard alt option for the question mark
    that is me speaking about what i can gladly part for 3pounds

  145. Jackie says:

    Can iPhone users see the swiftkey emojis?

  146. Kasr says:

    My swiftkey not update tell me whay plees

  147. J.E Bechtold says:

    Ugh, put the “send” button back on the input screen when txting in landscape mode on an HTC One? Hundreds of brand detractors complaining for months and not a peep from you guys… Don’t you know it’s the age of customer-centric business thanks to the power of social networks? Give a single developer one solid day and FIX THIS! please

  148. Gerald fuller says:

    I like the beta version but it is very difficult for me to keep having to reload it, as I first must find a VPN that works in china. I have the paid for version but when the beta expires I just use the default keyboard on my Note3. As I hate using a keyboard without number keys.

    Please make it purminate with updates in Google Play.
    Gerald Fuller

  149. missysaunders says:

    I have the full paid version of swiftkey and the beta. I love the beta because of the emoji and love the full because of thr predctions. But why cant i have both?? They work individually but not together?? Once my trial version ended i upgraded! What do i need to do??

  150. Wattblicker says:

    More themes. SwiftKey Keyboard is the most precise of all but the designs are cruel.

  151. Orcid says:

    After going back to old swiftkey (not beta) my xperia z starts to be weird.
    The display turning itself upside down and sideways like that everytime Im going to write.
    Tested my mobilehone and it’s not broken. Swiftkey stops,thinks,freezes even the homebutton doesn’t work (had to take a screenwriter then it disappeared) .
    After it stops to think (and turned the display upside down and sideways quite many times) it also sometimes moves the marker up a row or two and writes what I wrote before it stoped there instead. Very frustrating. And getting it back is a “challenge “.
    I did reinstall a few times but now I’ve got rid of it and using the keyboard that comes with the phone. It’s crappy but do work.

    I still believe it was the beta that fucked it all up.

  152. tenlegdragon says:

    I just downloaded the new beta. For my galaxy tab 3 cause I wanted the Evernote link plus the emoji, but I can’t get any emoji because all the tabs except the punctuation tab is blank and worse than that there is an epic monstrous lag. The line is thick and fractured and super slow. *frowny face*

    Plus, I’m not too sure about the prediction thing because I text ‘frowny face’ a lot and twice now, nothing pops up.

  153. Ruperto says:

    The beta version it’s no working on my Samsung Galaxy s5 it close automatic

  154. Marilynne Allenstein says:

    The majority of my emojis just show as boxes, sending or receiving. My daughter took a screenshot of the blk n wht ones I sent her cuz they came to her in full color, completely different & better graphics. She has iPhone, I gave Galaxy SII. All I see are squares on texts I send or receive, & yet here on this comment area, if I hit any square I can see the actual full color graphics.
    Why don’t they show up as they are right here?

  155. Ati says:

    I want my numbers showing up like à phone pad lime they did before.Thiis is always more intuitive on a phone. Numbers âre already across in a row by holding thé top row down for whatever number youi want. There is no option if I press à number to get thé same format of numbets just bigger and brighter.

  156. Lia Cecala says:

    How do I make texts look a different color than the person I am texting?

  157. swt acacia says:

    I have samsung galaxy s4 4.4.2 but still emojis donot appear..why??please help

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