One of the best things about Android is its flexibility. The ability to change nearly every aspect of the user interface means that you can make your Android device work exactly how you want it to. And one of the most useful customizations is the ability to change the default keyboard, and there are many great keyboard options in the Google Play Store. SwiftKey, one of the first and most popular third-party keyboard replacements, offers a lot of useful features, an intuitive layout, and emoji support. Now, a recent update to the SwiftKey app adds support for Android 7.0 Nougat’s emoji as well.
Android's latest OS version, Nougat, adds support for a number of new emoji, including a lying face, drooling face and shrug. The update also changes the style of many emoji to look more human in appearance, although this may not affect all users, as some manufacturers modify the look of emoji as part of their customized UI skin. Unfortunately, the new entries on the list of the 72 emoji added to Nougat will only be visible to others using Android 7.0 devices (or devices with compatible versions on other operating systems). If you do happen to be lucky enough to own a device that runs Nougat, you will now be able to enjoy the new set of emoji while using SwiftKey. The app also supports diverse emoji, which means that the user can long-press an emoji to change its skin tone. The update notes also include changes to the way the app syncs and predictions of emails and phone numbers, though these changes were actually part of previous updates.
In addition to support of the latest emoji, SwiftKey boasts an impressive set of useful features. SwiftKey Flow allows users to type whole words with finger swipes, AI-powered predictions make typing more efficient, and they keyboard can be themed with a variety of colors and styles. They keyboard also learns as you use it, picking up on frequently used words and phrases, including nicknames and slang, and has the ability to autocorrect in over 100 different languages. If you’re looking for a flexible keyboard replacement, SwiftKey is one of the best options around – and there's a free version available. To get it now, follow the Google Play Store link below.