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What you need to know

  • Microsoft SwiftKey on Android has been updated with an improved handwriting experience.
  • The update makes handwriting trails smoother and improves performance.
  • The update also includes bug fixes, including a fix for a Clipboard bug.

Microsoft SwiftKey on Android has an improved handwriting experience and improved performance, thanks to a recent update. The update brings the app to version It started rolling out last week, so it should be available for everyone. I didn't see the update on my Android device until yesterday, but it started rolling out on February 8, 2021.

Following the update, the handwriting experience on SwiftKey should be better, including smoother trails and improved performance.

Here's the full changelog, as found on its Google Play Store listing:

  • Your Handwriting experience should now be improved – Handwriting trails are smoother, and performance has been optimised.
  • We've fixed a bug that caused crashes when using large Clipboard clips.
  • We've fixed an issue with Fatha diacritic on Arabic 123 layouts.

The update also includes a fix for a bug that caused crashing when using large Clipboard clips. This was an annoying bug, and its fix should reduce frustration when dealing with the app.

If you haven't used SwiftKey yet, or are debating between using it and the popular Gboard, make sure to check out the full comparison of Gboard vs. Microsoft SwiftKey from our sister site Android Central.

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SwiftKey provides a variety of input methods for your Android device's keyboard. You can swipe to type, dictate text, and share emojis and GIFs through SwiftKey. Following a recent update, it has an improved handwriting experience.

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