The emoji is the king of expression, bridging language barriers and showing emotions, and there is a new free keyboard that emoji users are going to want.
The Swiftmoji Emoji Keyboard is from the team that created the SwiftKey Keyboard, the world’s most popular keyboard app. Swiftmoji predicts the emoji you may want to use next, based on what you are typing.
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Predictions are displayed in a special Emoji Prediction Row and over time the keyboard app learns your emoji habits, for better emoji predictions.
Features of Swiftmoji includes an expanding emoji panel, custom keyboard colour themes and ‘swipe’ for recently used and emoji categories.
Just one day after the launch of Swiftmoji, SwifKey 6 Beta was launched and this allows avid mobile writers to test the latest features, before anyone else.
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SwiftKey 6 Beta has less of a focus on the emoji, although the keyboard app does allow you to turn on and off emoji predictions.
The biggest new feature in the beta app is Double-Word Prediction. Having tested the keyboard on a HTC Desire 530, it is apparent that double word prediction significantly speeds up typing. I can confirm that the beta release is stable and as a beta you can still switch back to any other keyboard apps that you may have on your smartphone or tablet.
Written by: Michael Brown