SwiftKey Beta resurrects predictions for phone numbers, emails, and other saved data


SwiftKey is bouncing back after dealing with some pesky bugs that threw a wrench in the company’s suggestion engine.

An update to the beta version of one of Android’s signature keyboards fixes a bug that caused some users to see unfamiliar terms and suggestions appear. SwiftKey even had to shut down its cloud sync service temporarily while it looked into the problem.

With that resolved, SwiftKey is back to adding in new features. The new beta version adds back in number, email, and other predictions. You’ll also get the 74 new emojis that Google brought to Android Nougat. You can also change up the skin tone by tapping and holding on those with a small, gray triangle underneath them.

It’s a nice update, and hopefully resolves those pesky bugs. Grab the latest edition of SwiftKey Beta from the Play Store.

The impact on you: The bugs were a rare misstep for SwiftKey, which for many was the first keyboard to introduce the idea of better typing through smarter predictions. The company is now owned by Microsoft, though the software giant has pledged to keep it up and running. Our  number one slot for the best Android keyboard has recently gone toGoogle Keyboard, thanks to the deep integration with your Google account, smooth performance, and good design.