Improved Flow (swipe) feature in SwiftKey for Android
We are rolling out a new Flow experience for SwiftKey for Android. The idea of this change is that when Flowing (aka "swipe" gesture typing), we want to provide you with more choices to insert the word you wanted.
How this new Flow feature will work:
You Flow a word. Instead of the prediction getting automatically inserted you will be shown three possible candidates. You can then take one of the following 3 actions:
- Select one of the three predictions by selecting the word. This will insert the word and give you a space
- Continue Flowing your next word - this will insert the middle prediction and auto add a space for you
- Start tap typing. This will also insert the middle prediction and also auto add a space for you.
Basically this is ensure that if the wrong word is predicted, you can easily change it by tapping one of the three predictions. But if it is correct, you can keep on Flowing or tapping just as before and it will use that middle prediction.
Let us know your thoughts on this new change in the comments below.
Ryan, SwiftKey Community Manager