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SwiftKey for Android Gets New Updates

Nov 29, 2016

If you are currently using SwiftKey on Android, you should know that some new updates are now hitting the app. Included in the update, which is rolling out now, is easier ways that you can send specific phrases and save phrases. If you have never heard of SwiftKey for Android before, you should know this is one of the most popular keyboards out there that you can download and it comes with many cool features that are not found on the default keyboard.

SwifKey for Android Makes Typing Easier in Update

There are many features already built into SwifKey that makes it easier to use as a keyboard on your Android device. The new updates though will add even more features allowing you to type specific phrases to another person and save these phrases. One of the biggest features in this update is the new Clipboard. This will let you save your specific phrases that you like to use when you are talking to other people. You will be able to copy these phrases and then enter them into your texts, which saves you a lot of time trying to type out the same phrases to people. For example, if you like to say “What’s Up” as your phrase, then you can save this phrase and easily use it in the Clipboard so you can send this phrase easily to all of your contacts when you want to talk.


If you had the beta version of SwiftKey, then you probably have seen the Clipboard already. This Clipboard though is the final version that was available in the beta version, and it is much more stable and user-friendly. The Clipboard is going to make things easier regardless of what you are doing on your Android device and how you use your Android device, plus it saves you a ton of time. There is also another feature that is making it to SwiftKey for Android on this update too, which is Shortcuts.

Shortcuts are basically there to allow you to setup short words, which then can expand into a bigger phrase. Once you have typed out the short word, the longer phrase will automatically be entered into the text. An example of this would be if you typed in “work2” and you had this phrase connected to your work phone number or work address or even email. You can make any short words you want and connect them to any longer phrase you want, which adds a whole new level of customization into SwiftKey. If you are someone who types out contact information a lot or addresses for a business, then this shortcut feature will really be beneficial to you.


Another great addition to SwiftKey on Android is that you will now have Incognito mode. This will allow you to keep words or phrases from coming up on the predictions that the keyboard thinks you are trying out. If you use certain words that you do not want other people knowing, you can put Incognito mode on before giving your device to someone else to use. If you have children this might be a great thing to utilize if you use phrases or words that are not appropriate for children. This would also come in handy if you plan on loaning out your phone to someone because it will keep your words and phrases from popping up, and depending on what you typically talk about, this could keep you out of trouble in many different ways.

Lastly, if you get the new Android SwiftKey update, you will notice there are even more languages added into the app. You now will have access to Kurdish-Kurmanji, Low-German Plattduutsch, as well as Swiss German, Tibetan, and Yakut languages. Although most people will not be using these languages in their SwiftKey typing, it will be useful for some people who do use these languages regularly, such as talking to family members from their homeland.

Beyond that, there will also be some bug fixes and tweaks coming to SwiftKey for Android. These updates and fixes will help the app run more stable on Android, fixing some common glitches and issues that people found while testing out the latest beta version of the app. If you would like to get the new version of SwiftKey for Android you can download it from Google Play right now, or you can wait for the over-the-air update to hit your Android device.