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SwiftKey 7.0: A big change under a small ‘+’

15th March 2018

Hi everyone,  

Today we’re rolling out SwiftKey 7.0, our biggest update since joining Microsoft in April 2016. Available on both Android and iOS, SwiftKey 7.0 debuts Toolbar, an expandable menu found under a new ‘+’ sign on the left of your prediction bar. Toolbar is designed to give you fast and easy access to both new and existing features. For Android users, Toolbar will replace the existing Hub.   

Tapping on the ‘+’ will reveal not only the features and settings you’ve come to know and use on your SwiftKey Keyboard, but also exciting new features coming with today’s update. Included on Android is Stickers, giving you even more ways to express yourself beyond words.  

You can add Stickers to your messages as they are, or edit them to add your own style and personality to a message. Save your favorite Stickers – edited or otherwise – and access them later in Collections, found by tapping on the ‘pin’ icon on the Toolbar. We’ve got exciting plans for exclusive Microsoft Sticker packs that will be coming to SwiftKey soon. Keep an eye out, new features and Sticker packs will be found on Toolbar!  

We’ve got two other new features that are coming soon: Location sharing (available to US and India), which makes it easy to insert the address of a nearby location in a message, and Calendar sharing which lets you insert a calendar appointment with a couple of taps. 

Location sharing adds to our robust set of features developed for Indian users. With today’s release, SwiftKey is also introducing 8 new ‘Lish’ languages: Assamese (English), Bengali (English), Kannada (English), Malayalam (English), Marathi (English), Nepali (English), Odia (English), 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.  

Today’s new features complement SwiftKey’s core typing features you rely on for fast and easy typing: smart autocorrect, Flow and next-word prediction. Now you’ll have the access to GIFs, Stickers, Settings, Themes, Clipboard and more, bringing the same fast and easy typing to rich media too.  

To try out Toolbar and other new features, update your SwiftKey for Android or SwiftKey for iOS now. Let us know what you think on Twitter 

Cheers,
The SwiftKey Team