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Thank you for your interest in Search. The Search feature in Toolbar is no longer a part of Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard.
Our Search feature in Toolbar let you quickly search and share directly from your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard.
- Why can't I see Search in my Toolbar?
- I have a Sony device
- Do I have to use Bing? I want Google
- How do I delete my Search history?
- What happens if I type in a URL?
- Can I Search using Incognito Mode?
- I have an iPhone can I get Search too?
1 - What is Search for Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard?
With Search you're able to quickly find and share anything from the web on your keyboard. There’s no app-switching so you don't even need to leave the conversation.
Microsoft SwiftKey uses Bing to surface Search results, then you can choose either to send the whole page or take a screenshot of part of the page to share with your contacts.
All users running Microsoft SwiftKey 7.2.3 and above are able to access the Search feature from their Toolbar.
2 - How to use Search
Follow these steps to Search and share in just a few quick taps:
How to perform a Search
- Tap into the Search box on your Toolbar
- Type the words or phrase you want to Search for
Your Search results will be displayed over your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard.
Now you can either send the result to your contacts or take a screenshot.
How to share your results as a link
Tap the 'Send' icon. This will share the whole Search results page with your contact as a link.
How to share your results as a screenshot
Use the screenshot tool to crop Search results and share snippets of webpages with your contacts.
- Tap the 'Screenshot' icon
- Drag the edges of the boundary box to crop part of the webpage. (You can hit 'Reset' if you make a mistake).
- Tap 'Send' when you're happy with your selection.
3 - FAQ
Why can't I see Search in my Toolbar?
Please ensure you have updated your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard to at least 7.2.3 in order to use Search.
I have a Sony device
We're sorry but Sony devices do not support Search.
Can I choose my Search provider?
Microsoft SwiftKey has added flexibility for you to select between Bing and Google based on your personal preferences. To select between these two options:
- Open your Microsoft SwiftKey app
- Tap 'Rich input'
- Tap 'Search engine'
How do I delete my Search history?
We display your three most recent Searches in the Search box. Long press on a Search query to remove it from your history.
What happens if I type in a URL?
The Search box also works as a web browser, so you can type in a website URL and browse the web from your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard.
Can I Search using Incognito Mode?
Yes. If Incognito is active on your Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard, we will respect your preferences when opening the embedded browser with your Search results.
I have an iPhone can I get Search too?
For the moment Search is only available on our Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard for Android.