Gboard updated with sticker pack support, 40 new languages

The latest update for Gboard on Android brings support for 40 additional languages, including native input for Japanese, which, along with other non-Latin script languages, was up until now relegated to a separate input method. This update for Gboard rounds up the total number of supported languages to 120, Android Police reports.

But the latest Gboard update also brings native stickers support to Google’s virtual keyboard. Up until now, users had to have Google Allo installed on their devices, in order to be able to use stickers within Gboard, but this …


SwiftKey for iOS update adds a new feature and support for more languages


Acquired by Microsoft early last year, SwiftKey continues to update its Android and iOS apps with new features and improvements. The latest update released by the fine folks at SwiftKey is aimed at iOS users.

SwiftKey for iOS has been recently updated with one new important feature and support for several more languages. There are more than 100 languages now supported by SwiftKey on both Android and iOS platforms, but here are the latest added: Bislama, Lower Sorbian, Estonian, Ga, Kabardian, Limburgish, Yakut (Sakha), Silesian, Venetian, and Makhuwa.

The only new feature included …

Microsoft's SwiftKey gains support for Chinese handwriting and new languages on Android

Acquired by Microsoft last year, SwiftKey continues to improve its apps on both Android and iOS platforms. The last update we reported about dates from one month ago and brought GIF search support and new languages.

Today, developers have pushed another update aimed at Android users. Unlike the previous update, the new one doesn’t necessarily brings any new features, but it definitely adds several tweaks and improvements.

The most important new feature is the addition of Chinese handwriting support, which will allow a large mass of users to use handwriting …

Google brings voice typing to 30 new languages in Gboard, Voice Search and more

New improvements are coming to Google’s apps, the search giant announced. Starting today, voice typing to 30 languages and locales around the world is available in Gboard on Android, Voice Search and more.With the latest update, Google’s speech recognition will support 119 language varieties in multiple apps.

Among the new languages added today, Google mentions support for ancient languages like Georgian. Support for many Indian languages has been added too, along with two of Africa’s largest languages, Swahili and Amharic.

Google is used machine learning models when it added these …

SwiftKey for Android soon to add GIF search support, new languages

SwiftKey is about to get one new feature and support for more languages on Android. The new content is already being tested in the beta channel and should be made available to a larger audience very soon.

The main highlight of the upcoming update is GIF search support. The team behind SwiftKey improved its keyboard app with GIF support, as well as new keyboard shortcuts back in June, so the next update should improve on some of the features added less than two months ago.

As the title says, SwiftKey Beta for Android has support for seven new languages like …

SwiftKey for iOS updated with emoji prediction, new themes and languages

SwiftKey, the popular keyboard app, is getting new features in the most recent update released on App Store. If you own an iPhone, iPad or an iPod touch, you’ll benefit from all the improvements added to SwiftKey today.

The newest SwiftKey app comes with several new themes, 8 to be more precise, 15 new languages, as well as a couple of improvements to 3D Touch. On top of that, the app should now allow users to find the emoji they want faster than ever.

Apparently, there’s a new emoji prediction panel available in SwiftKey for iOS, which shows up when you tap on the regular emoji key. …

SwiftKey gains GIF support, new keyboard shortcuts, more languages in newest update

After testing a couple of new features through its beta channel, SwiftKey announced a new update is available for Android users of its keyboard app. Aside from the usual list of new languages supported by SwiftKey, the developers confirmed the addition of new functionalities.

First off, SwitfKey for Android now supports GIFs, but only in categories. All GIFs can be accessed from the emoji panel in case you plan on using any. Then, there are new keyboard shortcuts for Bluetooth and hard keyboards.

The new update adds support for Tamlish and Tamil transliteration. Also, transliteration …

Facebook is valiantly trying but failing to moderate hate speech in some languages

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Efforts by Facebook to moderate content in one of its fastest-growing countries has evidently not been easy.

Like what it’s doing in many other markets, the social media giant is trying to stem content deemed hateful in Myanmar. 

The emerging market experienced a surge of new internet users in recent years, and Facebook benefited with 10 million Burmese users by 2016.

With these new users come challenges. One hot button topic, the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, has resulted in posts made insulting the minority Muslim Rohingyas. Read more…

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SwiftKey gets complete design overhaul on iOS, 68 new languages and 6 themes added

Less than a week ago SwiftKey was launching a small update for its Android app which added keypress sounds. Today, iOS users are the beneficiaries of a much more significant update that completely changes the way the keyboard looks and adds a ton of new languages.

The update introduces a new icon, two new animated themes (Zig Zag and Cogs), as well as two re-designed default themes Nickel Light and Nickel Dark.

Also, support for 68 additional languages has been added, upping the number of languages supported by SwiftKey for iOS to 106. The new language models and the themes …

Google Allo's Assistant updated with support for French and Spanish languages

The Google Allo app has just been updated with two new languages that are now supported by the integrated Assistant: French and Spanish. Also, Google announced the Assistant would allow Allo users to search, play games or have a conversation.

The French language support is available in Canada only. In order to start using the new feature, you must say “Talk to me in Canadian French” whenever you chat with the Assistant in Google Allo. Furthermore, the latest update allows Google Allo users to adjust the language setting for the Assistant.

Besides French speakers in Canada, Spanish …