SwiftKey, Microsoft’s product announced a new feature on the SwiftKey for Android third-party keyboard to allow users to search for and share anything on the Internet. 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. Alternatively, you can type in a URL to go directly to the assigned website. The search bar is not yet available on SwiftKey for iOS, and Microsoft hasn’t even provided an ETA for it.
The feature is available for users in 11 countries: the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Brazil, India, Italy, and Spain.
The feature was available for testing through SwiftKey for Android beta, which is a public app anyone can download to try out features in advance.
“We’re always looking for ways to make typing and messaging faster and smarter for our users,” said Colleen Hall, Senior Product Manager at SwiftKey, giving more background on the update in a blog post.