SwiftKey Update Brings Support for Nine New Languages

There is a new update to Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard app rolling out today in the Play Store.  The update, version 6.7.8.25 for those keeping score at home, brings support for nine new languages as well as a number of bug fixes.  It also brings support for Hiragana layout for Japanese language users.

As for the new languages, users of SwiftKey now have these new ones available:  Afar, Banjarese, Fulani, Gayo, Guarani, Madurese, Minangkabau, Nias, Bengkulu.  That brings the total number of languages supported by the keyboard app to well over 200.

There are also some fixes that come in this update.  First, some users experienced jumbled words in Chrome in the last build of the app.  That should be addressed.  There is also a fix for the pop up box not displaying when you long press on the keyboard.  that was an intermittent problem for some users too.

If you are looking for a keyboard alternative on your phone, you could do much worse than trying out SwiftKey.  It is one of the most widely used ones out there with predictive suggestions and glide (or swipe) typing built in.  It is a free download in the Play Store.  If you already have it installed on your phone, you should get the OTA update for it in the next day or two.

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