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New feature on SwiftKey for Android gives you the fastest way to share anything from the web

Hi everyone, 

Today, we’re unveiling a new feature on SwiftKey for Android that makes it easy and quick to share anything you want from the web. With search built right into the keyboard, you have a faster, easier experience browsing the web.

In just a few taps, you have access to search results that you can then easily screenshot, crop and share with your friends. Whether it’s the whole webpage, just one picture or a snippet of text, this feature makes it easy to share exactly what you want. 

To use, simply open the Toolbar by tapping the “+” on the top left, select the search icon and type what you’re looking for into the box right there in the Toolbar. If you type a search term, you’ll have instant access to rich search content from Bing; if you type in a URL, you’ll be taken to that webpage. 

As of today, this feature for easy searching and sharing is available to users in 11 countries: US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Brazil, India, Italy and Spain.  

Colleen Hall, Senior Product Manager at SwiftKey, gave more background to today’s update, “We’re always looking for ways to make typing and messaging faster and smarter for our users. By having search right there in the keyboard, users can browse for information and share it with their contacts without leaving the conversation, whether that’s for quick fact-finding, checking the local weather or sharing news headlines and images in a message.”  

Search is the latest feature to be added to the Toolbar, which gives you quick and easy access to all the different ways you can customize SwiftKey. Add Stickers to your messages, share your Calendar or Location details, translate in over 60 languages and now, share anything from the web.  

Download or update your SwiftKey Keyboard for Android now to try it out. Let us know what you think on Twitter! 

The SwiftKey Team

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