Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! While this feature works the same for iOS and Android, only Android allows typing in three different languages. So this post is going to focus on Android only.
When using SwiftKey Keyboard on your Android device, you have the ability to type in up to three languages simultaneously, which is ideal for multilingual users. Just like how SwiftKey works with one language, the keyboard will learn how you type in each additional language and predict and autocomplete your typing.
If you’d like, you also have the option to change the layout of the keyboard to match the language you’re using.
Some languages have a different, localized layout because they include characters specific only to that language. To access this feature, just follow these easy steps:
1. Go into SwiftKey Settings
2. Click ‘Language’
3. Tap the icon that has the current layout style listed (e.g QWERTY)
4. Tap the layout of your choice
As long as one of the languages installed has a different layout than the other, you can just swipe the spacebar to switch to the different layouts.
Note: not every language we support currently has a localized layout, but we’re working on adding more of these in. Keep an eye out for future updates!
What do you think about being able to type in multiple languages at once? Have you used it yet? Let us know on Twitter!
To download SwiftKey Keyboard for free, head to Google Play for Android or the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, and don’t forget to keep an eye on SwiftKey Greenhouse for more innovative projects!
Ryan & the Community Team