Microsoft which purchased SwiftKey in 2016 has introduced many new features to the application. The company launched the SwiftKey application for both Android and iOS and has been regularly updating the application on rival platforms.
To continue with its plan of introducing new features, Microsoft today has pushed out a new update to the SwiftKey Beta application for Android devices. The latest beta version of SwiftKey for Android now comes with Microsoft’s Bing search option.
The new search option allows users to search the web using Bing directly from the keyboard. The integration of Bing search option in SwiftKey keyboard would help users in searching online by using Microsoft’s Bing directly from the Android keyboard.
Microsoft has also made sure that Bing remains the default search engine and users are not allowed to change the search engine integrated into SwiftKey. This would mean that users who prefer Google search would need to use the Gboard since it already is integrated into Android keyboard.
Currently, we are not sure if Microsoft will be allowing users to change the search engine but since this is a beta version we could expect Microsoft to introduce some more changes before the public rollout of the feature on Android device.
With the search support, users will also be able to capture, crop and send a screenshot to Bing and also share the URL directly from the keyboard. The latest Swiftkey Keyboard beta version 188.8.131.52 is currently available for download.
Microsoft Edge update
Android users are receiving a lot of love from Microsoft with the Redmond Giant also pushing out a new update for its Windows 10 default browser Microsoft Edge.
The latest update pushes the version to 184.108.40.20679 and comes with some improvements to the Favourites management. Users will now be able to create new Favorite folders.
You will also be able to quickly swipe left or right to move from one page to another in the tab history along with an option to hold down the buttons on the bottom bar to view the quick actions.
Microsoft has also added the Visual Search option which helps you to search, purchase and get information. You would need to Tap on the camera icon in the search box and take a picture to be able to use the Visual Search option.
The latest update to the Edge browser on Android is currently rolling out and is available for download in the Google Play Store.