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Microsoft recently acquired SwiftKey, a popular third-party keyboard for Android and iPhone, and since then the company is updating the application with improvements. Microsoft is now updating SwiftKey for Android and iPhone with new feature and some improvements. The company has announced a new feature that lets you use custom photos as the keyboard’s theme.

Microsoft explains that after installing the update, you can now set your own photos as the keyboard background. Furthermore, Microsoft also lets you customize the keyboard with colorful keys. Another new feature is the ability to show or hide the borders on the keys, secondary characters and symbols.

As Microsoft wants to deliver the best experience, the company has partnered with National Geographic photographer Keith Ladzinski to include 12 curated images that can be set as the keyboard background.

Microsoft has also announced a photo contest, asking the users to design the custom keyboard skins and share with them to win prizes worth $150 from Amazon. And last but not least, Microsoft has improved the overall performance of SwiftKey and as well as fixed bugs.

“To accompany the release of Photo Themes, we’re running a contest to award the most creative users of this new feature during the month of November. Submissions will be collected on Twitter with the #photothemes hashtag and we’ll be awarding winners each week. Enter for the chance to win an Amazon gift card worth $150, a limited edition SwiftKey hoodie sweatshirt and more prizes,” the company explains.

Download SwiftKey for Android and iOS.

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