SwiftKey is making it easier for people to share content from the net by embedding a search engine into its keyboard.
The new feature lets users quickly access results from Bing, which they can then screenshot, crop and send to friends as they are electronic messaging each other. They can capture an image of an entire web page, a single picture or a snip of text.
“We’re alshipway looking for shipway to make typewriting and electronic messaging quicker and smarter for our users,” aforesaid girl Hall, Senior Product Manager at SwiftKey, Microsoft’s intelligent keyboard app. “By having Search right there in the keyboard, users can browse for information and share it with their contacts without departure the speech, whether that’s for quick investigative, checking the local weather or sharing news headlines and images in a message.”
To access the new feature, users can tap on the “+” symbol in the top left corner of their SwiftKey keyboard, select the Search icon and type in what they are looking for. Entering a search term will give them results from Bing, piece typewriting in a URL will take them to that web page.
The new SwiftKey feature is available for humanoid inclination in 11 countries: the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Brazil, India, Italy and Spain.
It is the latest update for SwiftKey, whose keyboard has been installed on hundreds of millions of inclination crosswise the world.
In September, the company integrated Microsoft Translator into its humanoid keyboard, lease users chat in different languages by translating messages in real-time.
In March it rolled out SwiftKey 7.0, which introduced Toolbar – an expandable menu – and Stickers that can be added to messages.
The keyboard besides contains neural network technology that is better at suggesting words as people type. Having antecedently seen the phrase “Let’s meet at the airport”, it is able to infer that “office” or “hotel” are similar words that could besides be appropriate predictions instead of “airport”.
It besides understands that “Let’s meet at the airport” has a similar sentence structure to “Let’s chat at the office”. This allows SwiftKey to offer users the most appropriate prediction or autocorrection based on the sentence being typed.