Latest SwiftKey Beta Adds New Languages to Neural Network

SwiftKey Beta just got a pretty big update, for those of you that are using the beta version of the keyboard, you've probably noticed quite a few changes in the latest update. Although the majority of these changes are in regards to languages. The biggest change is perhaps in regards to the Neural Network, which French, German and Spanish have been added. That's in addition to English (US) which is what launched on the stable version of the keyboard earlier this month. SwiftKey Beta also has four new languages including Sindhi Pakistan, Pashto, Scottish Gaelic and Uyghur. Finally, on the subject of languages, this update allows you to use up to 5 languages at once. This is helpful for those that use several different languages on a daily basis.

That's not all that's new though. SwiftKey Beta also makes it possible to toggle on or off the key press popups, there's a new setting in the tablet layout to toggle the dedicated emoji key which is on the left of the space bar, no more red underlines when typing in multiple languages and finally the bottom row is now visible on stroke, emoji, arrow and landscape layouts. The majority of these changes are somewhat small fixes, and changes that most people won't even notice, but they are definitely helpful.

With these new languages coming to the neural network on the beta version of SwiftKey, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to see them arrive on the stable version next. These languages could come to SwiftKey very soon, or it could be a few weeks or months before they arrive. This mostly depends on how stable they are, and if there are any issues with them. Hence why they are in the beta version of SwiftKey right now.

Unlike other beta apps on the Google Play Store, SwiftKey Beta is actually a standalone app. Instead of being a beta track in the regular SwiftKey app. You can download it from Google Play, down below. But what this means is that users are able to run these two keyboards side-by-side if they wish to do so.

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