Welcome to this week’s installment of SwiftKey Keyboard Tips & Tricks! This time around, we thought we’d talk about a feature that is currently specific to our Android app: Emoji Prediction.
Who doesn’t love emoji? Some people can even carry on entire conversations, write stories or quote movies with them (check out the winning submissions from our “Tell Your Story” emoji contest that we ran a few weeks ago). Given the ever-growing role that emoji have in today’s digital language, incorporating them into SwiftKey’s own language model was important to us.
So, what is Emoji Prediction? Just like how SwiftKey can predict the word “pizza” after you write “I really want a pi” (and talk about pizza a lot), it can also predict the pizza emoji, making your proclamation of hunger that much more colorful. It can also predict which emoji you are going to type based on which ones you use most often with specific words and phrases. Maybe you write “I’m always sleepy” quite often. The next time you write “I’m always”, the dozing emoji will appear in your prediction bar. What are some of your favorite emoji predictions? Tell us in the comments!
If you haven’t already, learn how to enable Emoji Predictions with this helpful article.
We recently released Emoji Prediction in 14 new languages: Finnish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Bosnian, Slovenian and Macedonian. Check out the complete list of languages that support Emoji Prediction.
We’re excited to continue building out our Emoji Prediction model for other new languages, so stay tuned.
Have suggestions for other Tips & Tricks? Let us know in the comments; we’d love to hear them. If you missed last week’s installment, check it out here: How do I request new languages for SwiftKey Keyboard?
Olivia and the Community Team