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Swiftkey updated with support for 184 new emojis on Android 6.0.1

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Swiftkey has today pushed out a stellar little update for its incredibly popular third-party keyboard  via the Play Store. The upgrade brings compatibility for the 184 new emojis which are currently only available on devices running Android 6.0.1, together with currency input for several countries that weren’t previously supported, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Estonia and Germany. All other changes come in the form of bug fixes and stability improvements, which are aimed at improving the overall stability of the application.

The full changelog can be seen below:

New features and fixes in SwiftKey 6.2

  • Support for new emoji (for devices on Android 6.0.1)
  • Support for Android Marshmallow
  • You can now input currency for: Russia, Argentina, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Germany, Canada & Australia
  • Improvements to typing behaviour when backspacing

Fixed

  • Autospace now works with Japanese enabled
  • Evernote personalization won’t cause repeated listing in settings
  • We no longer autocorrect if you start typing a URL at the start of a message or capitalise the first “w”

If you’re a Swiftkey user and would like to install the update on your smartphone or tablet, simply open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on the application, then tap the update button. Alternatively, you can queue the installation from your desktop by hitting the link below and selecting your handset from the list of devices that will appear on the screen.

Play Store Download Link

 


About the Author: Josh Levenson

Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.