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SwiftKey’s next version will predict two words at a time

Popular smartphone keyboard app SwiftKey has announced it’s testing a new version that will enable it to predict the user’s next two words.

The new SwiftKey 6.0 beta will double down and offer commonly used pairs of word suggestions for users.

As the company demonstrated in its announcement on Wednesday, if a user types “Swift Key 6 Beta is” then the app will surmise they wish to type “out now” next.

With the double-word prediction tool, the company is predicting that typing will now be twice as fast as before.

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The company says (via AndroidCentral): “For the first time, we’ve taken SwiftKey’s mind-reading accuracy to the next level with the introduction of Double-Word Prediction. SwiftKey will now predict the next two words you’re likely to type at the same time, resulting in a much faster (up to 2x) experience for you than ever before.

“In true SwiftKey style, the Double-Word Prediction feature will continue to capture the phrases that matter most to you to truly embody your personal writing style. The feature is a seamless new addition to the app and you won’t need to do anything beyond look out for the two-word display in your usual prediction bar – applicable in every single language (over 100!) we support in our library.”

Elsewhere, the Emoji panel has been refined with a new ribbon that sits along the top of the panel.

The beta can be downloaded from the Google Play store now.

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