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Word Flow Keyboard

Microsoft Ends Word Flow Keyboard 'Experiment,' Pushes SwiftKey

July 31, 2017

Microsoft has closed down its Word Flow Keyboard app for iOS. The app first launched in 2015. The Windows maker encourages users to switch to SwiftKey.

Word Flow, which got its start on Windows Phone, featured “Arc Mode,” allowing one-hand typing. The keyboard app also included GIFs, theme customizations, and machine learning.

In a note on the Microsoft Garage page, the team encourages Word Flow users to switch to SwiftKey Keyboard, which the company acquired in February 2016:

The Word Flow experiment is now complete! We encourage you to download the SwiftKey Keyboard from the App Store. The SwiftKey product team is frequently building and evaluating new features for SwiftKey and shipping updates.

SwiftKey has long been popular with iOS users. The free app was last updated on July 20 and now includes:

  • Eight new ‘Oxygen’ themes, available for free
  • Redesigned emoji panel featuring a new emoji predictions pane15 new languages
  • 15 new languages3D Touch control now easier to use
  • 3D Touch control now easier to use
  • Haptic feedback for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

You can download the universal SwiftKey Keyboard on the App Store.

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