SwiftKey for Android Gets Microsoft Bing Search Bar with Easy Sharing Functionality

Last Updated: Dec 01 2018 19:30

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey on Thursday announced the release of a new feature on the SwiftKey for Android third-party keyboard to allow users to search for and share anything on the Internet.

The latest update brings a search bar to the Android keyboard and enables users to access search results, take screenshots, crop them accordingly, and share them across social media apps.

The new feature is available starting Thursday in 11 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain the UK, and the US.

To use the new feature on the SwiftKey app, simply access the toolbar by clicking the ‘+' icon on the top left of the keyboard. From there, locate the search bar and type in what you want to search for on Bing.

Search on SwiftKey for Android is an addition to the long list of previously available features including Stickers, Calendar and Location sharing capabilities, and translation for over 60 languages.

Back in September this year, SwiftKey keyboard on Android received the integration of Microsoft Translator into the keyboard, which enabled real-time two-way translation.