+ Sunday November 17th, 2019

Swiftkey Emoji Beta

SwiftKey have updated their popular eponymous keyboard replacement beta yet again, and for those using the previous version of the beta, it’s time to upgrade as the previous version will shortly expire.

The headline feature of the new beta is a recently used emoji tab, to enable users to quickly re-use frequently used icons. Of course, there are other changes as well, including:

  • Smart emoji layout adapts to different screen sizes
  • Twitter personalisation with Twitter’s new API
  • Missing emoji from the first tab now reinstated
  • Fixes of some force-close issues

Bug fixes include:

  • Dark theme reinstated
  • Always have emoji at least as secondary on IMEGoKey (eg allows you to insert emoji in Instagram)
  • Interim menu not being dismissed after locking/unlocking the screen
  • Enabling split landscape numpad in 7″ devices
  • Updates to Kannada and Malayalam languages from user feedback
  • Fixed odd number row issue in Azerty Nederland keyboard layout
  • Added conjunt consonants to six Indic layouts (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada and Telugu)
  • Improved behaviour on web fields in KitKat
  • Missing ѝ in Bulgarian layouts
  • Layout improvements in all languages (number row duplicates, new characters, etc)
  • Notifying the user if a download fails due to insufficient storage
  • Changed hotmail.com to outlook.com on the @ key in “To” email fields

You can download the new beta directly here: http://bit.ly/skemojibeta4-5

Source: SwiftKey Blog.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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