When it comes to predictive texting capabilities, Swfitkey which was recently purchased by Microsoft, has been around longer than most, and they've updated their original keyboard app many times over the years to offer new and exciting features, improved performance, and loads of new themes to help users customize their keyboards as much as possible. While Swiftkey itself will always be the go-to option for many Android users, the company has also dabbled in various keyboard experiments such as ShakeSpeak, a newly launched third-party keyboard app from the Swiftkey Greenhouse team that as you may have guessed, has the capability to accurately predict words and phrases that are from Shakespeare's works.
Today, Swiftkey has started beta testing a brand-new keyboard that sets out to tackle its next series of predictions – emoji. The new keyboard is appropriately named, Swiftmoji and aims to predict the next emoji you want to use in a text message or anywhere you tend to use emojis. You can sign up to be a beta tester from the source link below which will be required before you can download and install the application, after which you should be able to find the keyboard in the Play Store and install it. It is worth mentioning though that it can take up to a few hours before the beta tester acceptance goes through and the app may not show up right away for some users. Having said that, the Play Store button below is not going to work until you become part of the beta testing group.
While this isn't likely to be the keyboard of choice for anyone that doesn't use emoji often, if emoji are a common practice for you in text messages and chats, why not let Swiftkey do the predictions for you to help you find and type the emojis faster so you can spend less time actually typing and more time sending the messages. The keyboard is set up to use Swiftkey's advanced prediction algorithms to predict your next emoji based on what you're typing, and it can show you these emoji in a prediction row just above the letters on the keyboard or you can see the predicted emojis show up in a floating bubble set on the actual message screen. The emojis will morph as you type, so the more words you put int a message the more the emojis that are likely to be ones you would use will transform on the page in front of you.