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Swiftmoji features are now in SwiftKey, app will be abandoned

If you're still using Swiftmoji instead of SwiftKey, you should probably switch soon: SwiftKey is abandoning the Swiftmoji project.

Published onApril 17, 2018

  • SwiftKey introduced the Swiftmoji keyboard two years ago.
  • Now, since most Swiftmoji features are in SwiftKey, the Swiftmoji app will be abandoned (i.e., no more updates).
  • If you are still using Swiftmoji, you should switch to SwiftKey so you can enjoy the same features and future updates.

A little less than two years ago, we told you about a new product from SwiftKey called Swiftmoji. While SwiftKey was and still is the core product from the company, Swiftmoji was a keyboard focused on predicting which Emoji you would want to use based on your text input.

Now, according to the SwiftKey blog, Swiftmoji will no longer receive any updates. But don’t worry, you can still access all the features in Swiftmoji through the main SwiftKey app. If you for some reason are still using Swiftmoji instead of SwiftKey, now would be a good time to switch.

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According to SwiftKey, the Swiftmoji keyboard was used more as a testing grounds for predicting Emojis. Now that the company has about two years of data it feels strong enough about the feature to bring it into the main app, thus making Swiftmoji irrelevant.

If you don’t want to use the main SwiftKey app, Swiftmoji isn’t going anywhere; the app is still available to download in the Google Play Store. However, the app will receive no further updates and could be pulled at any moment in the future.

Google’s Gboard also has Emoji predictions built-in, and those predictions are powered by Google Assistant. If you’re looking to switch keyboard brands entirely, Gboard would probably be your best bet.

SwiftKey actually introduced some Emojis to its keyboard that were lifted from Skype last week. Since SwiftKey is a Microsoft-owned property, you should expect more and more Microsoft branding to leak into SwiftKey.

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