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SwiftKey Get New Update on Android Focused on Handwriting Improvements

Microsoft’s popular SwiftKey virtual keyboard is receiving a new update on Android, bringing the app to Version


For users running an smartphone, the reality is the stock keyboard is solid at best and frustrating at worst. That's why 's SwiftKey is such a popular app, providing a feature-rich experience. Microsoft is now enhancing that experience further with a new update.

As SwiftKey moves to Version on Android, there is not much in the way of new features. However, the app developers are focusing this update on making some improvements. For example, the Handwriting tool is now better than before.

Specifically, Microsoft says there are now smoother Handwriting trails, while input performance is boosted.

Elsewhere in the update, a couple of bugs affecting SwiftKey have been squashed. The first is a problem that was causing app crashes in large Clipboards. The second is a bug in Arabic 123 layouts. You can check out the full changelog for SwiftKey Version below:

Release Notes

  • “Your Handwriting experience should now be improved – Handwriting trails are smoother, and performance has been optimised.
  • We've fixed a bug that caused crashes when using large Clipboard clips.
  • We've fixed an issue with Fatha diacritic on Arabic 123 layouts.”

SwiftKey is one of the best and most popular virtual keyboards for mobile devices. It has recently cleared 500 million installs on Android and is doing well on iOS too. Back in August 2020, Microsoft brought Android 11 support to the app.

If you want to use SwiftKey on Android or see the release notes and details for the app, check out the Google Play Store listing here.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.