Saturday , October 21 2017

SwiftKey Beta gets an update – brings text expansion shortcuts, incognito mode, and all arrows on tablet layout

SwiftKey Beta

SwiftKey has brought out a big update to its Beta users which brings a number of big things, such as incognito mode so you type away private things without it remembering, along with support for for text expansion, which can save you a whole lot of keystrokes plus much more.

So what else is new with the update, well its easier to list which we have below for you:

What’s New:

Incognito Mode
Shortcuts / Text expansion
Switch to Latin layout when in password/email field
All arrow keys can be accessed on main layout on tablets

What’s been Fixed?:

Red underline issue for some locales and Android N
You can now use the virtual keyboard on Android N when connected to a BT/physical keyboard

To access incognito mode within the update, you will need to head to quick settings menu within the app/keyboard. Once enabled, you’ll get a crazy dark theme with a mask in the background (It’s like Halloween for your phones keyboard). Whilst also in incognito mode, the keyboard won’t learn any new words or save your data.

Don’t worry, you can still access your personal data that you’ve added or saved before hand within the clipboard settings menu, like the new text expansion items – it just won’t learn any new words or data when in the incognito mode. Just add some text and include a shortcut. When you type the shortcut, the main suggestion will be the text you entered. Just hit space bar to insert it.

Also, for those of you who also utilise SwiftKey Beta, you’ll be glad to know that there’s now an option to include the full arrow key row at the bottom. Previously, you could turn on extended layout, but that only showed the left and right arrows.

The update for Beta users is rolling out, but if you don’t use the beta versions of the app, you’ll be glad to know that all these features are expected to arrive in the stable version of the app most likely over the next few weeks, though no timeline has not been provided.

In the meantime, if you would like to check out these new features, you can download SwiftKey Beta via the play store link below.

SwiftKey Beta
SwiftKey Beta
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free
 
Source: Android Police.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

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