SwiftKey Keyboard for Android gains 9 new languages and Hiragana support for Japanese users

A new update for Microsoft's SwiftKey Keyboard for Android devices has begun to roll out.

This latest update adds nine new languages (listed below), support for the Hiragana keyboard layout for Japanese users, and some bug fixes. The Hiragana keyboard is simply an alternate way to type in the Japanese language and is preferred by some people over the other options.

Here's the full release notes.

  • It's now possible to type using the Hiragana layout for Japanese
  • You can type in 9 new languages: Afar, Banjarese, Fulani, Gayo, Guarani, Madurese, Minangkabau, Nias, Bengkulu


  • Previously jumbled words in Chrome should now display correctly
  • The longpress pop up box should now display on the screen

Do you use the SwiftKey Keyboard on your Android device and are there any changes you would like to see made in a future update? Let us know in the comments below.

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

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