SwiftKey translates as you type, courtesy Microsoft Translator

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SwiftKey has announced a new feature that will allow automatic translation to over 60 languages as you type on your phone. This new feature is made possible because of the integration of Microsoft translator into the SwiftKey keyboard.

This will aid in bridging the gap caused by language barriers.

SwiftKey is a keyboard application for Android and iOS devices.  It is a highly customizable keyboard that can resized and themed to suit users’ taste. I’m all for themes, both on smartphones and applications so SwiftKey definitely gets my vote.

You can say goodbye to copying and pasting back and forth between apps in order to translate text. The new SwiftKey translates your every word directly in real time.  This means that regardless of the app you are in, SwiftKey will translate your messages to your preferred language.

I wonder if this will put Google Translate out of business for SwiftKey users.

The teanslation option can be accessed by tapping  the + icon on the top left of the keyboard.

Tapping the “+” icon shows all the options in the taskbar.

Of course, all this will be possible after you update the SwiftKey app.

SwiftKey Keyboard microsoft translator - SwiftKey translates

The update is available for just Android users for now. iOS users will have to wait a while longer.

SwiftKey keyboard was acquired by Microsoft from its developers in 2016.


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