Swiftkey Android keyboard is well known for its dynamic features and it has ever since found its way to the limelight
While its immediate competitor, Google’s Gboard is also known for the compelling features, Swiftkey has also decided to add yet another compelling feature to its Android keyboard. Microsoft is including a new feature to its Keyboard and this time around, its a search bar that functions as a shortcut to surfing the web.
The search bar is built into the keyboard, so you can look up anything on the web, share the search results instantly, or even grab and send a screenshot on-the-fly – all without leaving the app you’re using right then.
The only thing that might make a few users find the new feature as not relative as they would actually want, is the fact that the search bar uses ‘Bing’ as its default browser, of which many users might not be very familiar with, however, that’s by the way, as the search bar works perfectly as you would want. More interestingly, you can easily share your search result with anyone on your search list, or probably make a screenshot of your search result and forward to others.
This feature comes in handy for when you want to quickly add info from the web to your notes and to-do lists, or for when you want to convince your mate that you’re right about some inane trivia in your favorite messaging app. Just grab and crop a screenshot, and bam, point proven.
The new feature is now rolling out to Android devices in 11 countries: the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Brazil, India, Italy, and Spain. You can find it in the toolbar above the keyboard; if it doesn’t show up for you, update your app to the latest version and then tap the + button in the toolbar to bring it up. And if you haven’t tried SwiftKey yet, you can do so for free by downloading the app from Google Play.