Swiftkey for iOS has been updated by the developers with an interesting addition – emoji predictions. This basically predicts the kind of emoji that would be appropriate depending on the words you type. Google’s Gboard on iOS has a similar feature where you can look for all the relevant emoji by searching for them right on the keyboard. The stock iOS keyboard also has some form of emoji search on board, so this isn’t very new.
In addition to bringing emoji suggestions, Swiftkey for iOS also brings new summer styled themes, headlined “Oxygen”, which can be accessed from the “Design” section on the top right corner of the app’s homepage. These themes will be available in red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, blue, purple, and pink colors.
Swiftkey has improved the ability to trigger cursor control using 3D Touch on the keyboard. This feature basically lets you swipe to move the onscreen cursor. The company has made some adjustments to the haptic feedback on some keyboard actions as well. Opening the all-new emoji panel or settings for example, will see better haptic response now. This particular feature is limited to the users of the Apple iPhone 7 and above, apparently.
Apple recently announced a flurry of new emoji making their way to iOS devices with iOS 11, so Swiftkey’s new update couldn’t have come at a better time.