Microsoft’s Swiftkey keyboard now supports over 150 languages on Android

Swiftkey Android keyboard
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Email Twitter: @LaurentGiret Feb 24th, 2017 inNews

Microsoft’s Swiftkey keyboard for Android has just received a new language content update this week, adding support for 12 additional languagues: you can now type in Friulian, Lingala, Fijian, Rwanda, Oromo, Tsonga, Tswana, Swazi, Venda, Sesotho, Hiligaynon and Southern Ndebele (you can check the full list of supported languages on this page).

Overall, the Android app now has support for over 150 languages. “This milestone represents another step towards representing our users’ multilingual voices and the languages spoken in all corners of the world,” explained the company in a blog post. If you’re wondering, the company is now able to build 10 new language models in just two weeks, a process that requires at least 5,000 words for every language.

Following its acquisition by Microsoft last year, the company rebuilt its language engine which is now powered by neural networks, a type of artificial intelligence that can better understand the context of what you’re typing. The app also received cool keyboard themes, which are now all free to use.

In a separate blog post, Microsoft shared that the SwiftKey app is now used on 300 million iOS and Android devices. If you didn’t try it yet, you can download Swiftkey from the download links below.

Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free

‎Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
‎Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free+

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