Microsoft’s SwiftKey mobile keyboard application introduces fresh AI-driven functionalities

Microsoft's SwiftKey mobile keyboard application

In addition to AI advancements in Windows 11 and Bing, Microsoft recently revealed its plans to introduce AI-driven enhancements to the SwiftKey mobile keyboard app for both iOS and Android. This third-party application enables users to replace their default phone keyboard with an intelligent one that adapts to their writing style, enabling faster typing. Now, SwiftKey will incorporate AI camera lenses, AI stickers, an AI-powered editing tool, and the capability to generate AI images from within the app.

The new AI camera lenses will enable users to create photos, videos, and GIFs with various effects, including lenses developed in collaboration with Snap, the creator of Snapchat. Microsoft has added more than 250 tools and filters to facilitate self-expression.

Furthermore, AI stickers can be created using Bing’s Image Creator, allowing users to make stickers based on their own photos or selfies. These stickers can then be shared in various communication apps like WhatsApp and Messenger.

The Bing Image Creator is now directly accessible from the app’s keyboard, allowing users to take a photo or upload an existing one to obtain Visual Search results from Bing within the app.

Additionally, the app is introducing an AI-powered “Editor” feature designed to assist users in enhancing their grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Users can highlight a sentence and receive instant feedback and suggestions from the editor.

Microsoft has been diligently enhancing SwiftKey for several months, previously integrating the app with Bing to enable users to search, chat, and customize the tone of their text using AI.

These new features are gradually rolling out to SwiftKey on both iOS and Android platforms.