- SwiftKey has announced the release of SwiftKey 7.0.
- The company says it is the biggest update since it was bought by Microsoft in 2016.
- The update includes a new toolbar and editable stickers, while location and calendar sharing is coming soon.
SwiftKey has announced the release of SwiftKey 7.0, an update to its keyboard that the company is calling the biggest since it was bought by Microsoft in 2016. The update adds a new toolbar and editable stickers to the keyboard, while calendar sharing and location sharing (for users in the US and India) will be added soon.
The new toolbar has replaced the hub that previously existed on the keyboard and is said to allow users easy access to SwiftKey keyboard features. Stickers are pretty self-explanatory, although the ability to add text to them could be a good way to give stickers you send a personal touch.
Calendar sharing and location sharing are both coming soon to the keyboard. As nice as it is to be able to add text to a sticker, these are arguably the more useful of the new features. SwiftKey says that location sharing will allow users to easily add the address of a nearby location to messages, while calendar sharing promises to let users share their appointments with just a couple of taps.
We’ve long considered SwiftKey a great predictive keyboard and these new features are certainly welcome additions. The only downside is that, for users outside of the US and India, there is no news about when the new location-sharing feature will be available.