Big SwiftKey update brings new languages, Toolbar, stickers, and more

SwiftKey has rolled out what it describes as its biggest update since it was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. Coming in at version 7.0, the update brings a host of new features to both Android and iOS, along with support for more languages.

The biggest change in SwiftKey version 7.0 is probably the new Toolbar. The Toolbar is en expandable menu that lives as a "+" icon to the left of your predictions. Tapping the icon will open up a row of icons above the prediction bar with access to more features, including GIFs, Quick Settings, Themes, and more.

One new Android-exclusive feature is tucked away in the Toolbar as well: Stickers. SwiftKey says that Android users can now choose from a collection of stickers to send to their friends. Stickers can be sent as they are, or edited as you see fit. The company says it also has plans to eventually release exclusive Microsoft Sticker packs at a later date.

In terms of upcoming features, Switfkey is planning to roll out location sharing and Calendar sharing in the future. Locations sharing will be pretty straightforward, allowing you to insert your location in a message. Calendar sharing will also allow you to quickly insert and send calendar appointments to others.

Lastly, this update also brings support for eight new "lish" languages, which SwiftKey describes as "a hybrid language that lets people shift seamlessly between languages." These include Assamese (English), Bengali (English), Kannada (English), Malayalam (English), Marathi (English), Nepali (English), Odia (English), Telugu (English).

SwiftKey users can pick up version 7.0 for Android and iOS now.

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