Swiftkey’s Swiftmoji officially launched for iOS and Android

By July 21st, 2016 AT 5:26 PM

When you struggle to find the suitable words during a chat, what saves you is the emoji. But, with more than 1800 emoji to choose from the phone and more added regularly, it has increasingly become difficult to find the right one. Here comes the use of Swiftmoji, an app that predicts the emoji suitable for the situation.

Swift Emoji

SwiftKey’s Swiftmoji works by recognizing the context of the typing as well as with worldwide emoji trends. “Swiftmoji quickly recognizes sentiment across a huge user base, analyzing how millions of people have used emoji over a given period,” SwiftKey said in its announcement blog post.

Based on the trends, SwiftKey released a guide on global emoji usage on World Emoji Day (17 July). Precisely, it showed the emoji people used while discussing year’s hottest news. To say, in January, people used ‘rainbow’ emoji as a nod to the policy to legalize gay marriage in the US, and ‘sunset’ showed Obama’s last term. In March, people used ‘Trump Train’ emoji to talk about Donald Trump.

It is estimated that approximately 6 billion emoji are sent globally every day. Commenting on the new launch, Peter Holc, iOS Swiftmoji product manager, said, “Emoji popularity has exploded and very quickly it’s become the most-used unofficial language globally. However, keyboards have been slow to capitalize on its rising popularity and the ongoing, daily quest to find the right emoji is still a big frustration. That’s where Swiftmoji comes in – suggesting just the right emoji for what you want to say.”

Swiftmoji is SwiftKey’s first product since Microsoft acquired the popular keyboard earlier this year. Swiftmoji is currently available only in English on both iOS and Android devices. Swiftmoji, a standalone app, will serve as an add-on emoji keyboard for iOS and an entire keyboard replacement for Android. It can be downloaded for free from the respective app stores.


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