SwiftKey is well known to Android users. It is a great keyboard app for Android that offers a unique way of saving time when typing just by swiping over all the characters on the keyboard. Since Microsoft owns the SwiftKey keyboard app for Android, they have now brought some of the features from SwiftKey to Windows 10. In the news version of Windows 10, you can enable these features to add auto-correction and suggestion of words as you type using the touch keyboard. SwiftKey is not available for the physical keyboard.
Here is how you can enable SwiftKey feature in Windows 10:
- Click on the Start icon on Windows desktop, and then click on the cogwheel icon to open Windows settings. Alternatively, you can also press the hotkey Win+I.
- In Windows settings, first select the Devices category and then Typing from the left side.
- Here you can click on Suggestions and auto-corrections.
- On the screen that shows up, you can enable SwiftKey for all the supported input languages that you have installed in your Windows PC. At the moment of writing this, SwiftKey in Windows 10 supports following seven languages – English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.
After you have enabled SwiftKey for the language of your choice, you can switch to that language using the hotkey Alt+Shift. Now if you use Windows 10 touch keyboard (accessible from right-clicking on the taskbar), it will have SwiftKey features enabled. As you type it will show suggestions, it will improve your typing by auto-correcting common mistakes and of course, you will be able to type using the swipe gestures.
It should be noted that SwiftKey is a new feature that first appeared in the Windows 10 version 1809. So if you cannot find SwiftKey in Windows settings, the reason could be that you are running a different version of Windows 10.