What is SwiftKey Flow and how do I enable it with SwiftKey Keyboard for Android?

SwiftKey Flow allows you to write by gliding your finger on the keyboard. This is also referred to as "swiping."

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You can disable/enable Flow with SwiftKey Keyboard for Android by following the below steps:

  1. Open the SwiftKey Hub
  2. Go to the 'Settings' pane, tap 'More'
  3. Tap 'Typing'
  4. Select 'Typing & Autocorrect'
  5. Tap into 'Gesture input'
  6. Check/uncheck Flow

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With Flow enabled you have the option to toggle between two different behaviors. 

By default SwiftKey will show you a set of corrections after Flowing a word, or you can choose to display a set of next word predictions. Both options insert the appropriate spacing after. 

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When the toggle is set to 'Off':

  • Select one of three corrections. This will insert the word followed by a space.
     

When the toggle is set to 'On':

  • Inserts the middle prediction, shows next word predictions and auto adds a space for you.

At any time you can switch seamlessly between flowing and tapping the keys - there’s no need to change modes.

SwiftKey Flow also allows you to Flow through space. You can glide your finger over a word, move down to the spacebar, and flow the next word, all without lifting a finger.  

 
Please note: Flowing is not available in text fields where SwiftKey does not offer predictions, for example password fields or the “to” field of an email, or in some apps with code that clashes with SwiftKey’s predictions.

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