Microsoft’s Word Flow Keyboard for iOS gets a major update, adding search and a number of fixes

For recent Windows phone to iOS converts or anyone who reads this site but happens to use Apple products, you’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft’s “Word Flow Keyboard” has received a very significant update. The 3rd party iOS keyboard just updated to version 2.0, getting a serious new suite of features for people to play around with. Included in the list of changes are GIF support, news features and new themes for users to choose from.

Here’s the full list of updates:

  • Search for GIFs, images, and emojis to better express yourself
  • Find Contacts – when you need to share that person’s phone number
  • Look up restaurants, news, videos, facts, weather forecasts, and much more
  • New predictions, including GIFs: icons that show up as you type along with word suggestions that can help you express yourself better.
  • Other improvements/fixes include:
  • Control the cursor placement with 3D Touch
  • Accuracy improvements, particularly around space bar, and in arc mode
  • Support for iOS Text Replacement function
  • New themes!

It’s a pretty serious list of changes, especially if you have been using this app for a little while now. If you’re an Apple user who wants to get a taste of Microsoft’s suite of apps, Word Flow Keyboard is among the best options to use on the platform going forward. The app – which is a Microsoft Garage project – opens up a whole new world of things to do with your phone’s keyboard, along with countless customization options. If you’d like to download it – or just want to look at some of the screenshots that are listed on the app’s store page – you can check it out below.

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