SwiftKey gets support for GIFs

SwiftKey Keyboard for Android gets update early July 2017 with support for GIFs
SwiftKey Keyboard for Android
Although the latest update to this popular virtual keyboard app brings support for GIFs, the search feature is not available yet and full GIF support should be added as soon as possible.
Codrut Nistor,

Next to stickers and the ubiquitous emoticons, animated GIF images are a very popular form of communication nowadays. SwiftKey, although one of the most popular virtual keyboard apps around, still lacks full support for GIFs. On the other hand, its latest update has added basic support for these animated images.

Once the updated of the SwiftKey Keyboard app is complete, its users can view GIFs for various categories and send them using the keyboard. Sadly, there is no chance to look for a certain GIF at this time, as mentioned earlier. The good part is that full GIF support should arrive soon.

Google's similar product, namely Gboard, has been offering full GIF support for a while now. Its strongest point is the massive library of GIFs that one can easily search and find the right choice for a wide range of occasions. Flesky, another alternative to SwiftKey, also packs full support for GIFs.

SwiftKey has been installed by more than 100 million Android users so far and has a 4.5 rating after over 2 million votes, of which more than 1.65 million users gave it a 5 out of 5 rating.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-07- 3 (Update: 2017-07- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.