Along with the Number of new features on October 2018 update, also know as Windows 10 version 1809, Microsoft added the SwiftKey Keyboard, the very popular iOS and Android keyboard application in an effort to improve typing on its devices with a touchscreen. Technically, SwiftKey Keyboard can make typing not only easier but also much faster on touch devices because it provides real-time predictions and suggestions provided by this SwiftKey Keyboard. Microsoft explains:
SwiftKey gives you more accurate autocorrect and predictions by learning your writing style – including the words, phrases and emoji that matter to you.
And after this improvement, people may find it easier to take tablets without a physical keyboard instead of laptops which have a physical keyboard, especially useful when you are traveling.
How To Enable SwiftKey features on Windows 10
Microsoft includes access to SwiftKey in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Similar to iOS and Android, the SwiftKey keyboard will provide autocorrections and predictions, and features like swiping will also be supported. Also is expected to power the touch keyboard when Windows 10 devices would be used in tablet mode.
To enable SwiftKey keyboard, follow the steps below:
- Press Windows + I to Open Settings.
- Click on Devices.
- Click on Typing on the left side.
- Here Under “More keyboard settings,” click the Suggestions and autocorrections link.
- Turn on or off the toggle switch for the languages you have installed on your computer.
- Once you’ve completed the steps, Windows 10 will provide suggestions and autocorrections depending on the settings you have selected.
Microsoft purchased SwiftKey in 2016 at a time when the company was fully committed to Windows 10 Mobile. The keyboard app is quite popular on both iOS and Android platforms. This is the first time Microsoft is bringing its SwiftKey keyboard to all Windows 10-powered PC, laptops, and tablets. The move to bring its SwiftKey keyboard to Windows 10 could be liked to the arrival of rumored dual-screen Windows devices, including Microsoft’s own Andromeda project.