Update to Swiftkey app for Android adds Bing search integration
Considering that the Swiftkey QWERTY keyboard app has been owned by Microsoft for more than two years, you have to wonder why it took so long for Bing search integration to be tested for the keyboard app. Bing, of course, is also owned by the software giant. According to Windows Central, the Android version of the Swiftkey app now features a Bing search box on the left side of the keyboard's toolbar. When a user taps on it, the box opens allowing for a Bing search to be conducted.
The good news for those taking advantage of the new feature, is that they can search for something on Bing without having to leave the app they have open. Once the search result pops up, users can take a screenshot, crop it, and share the image. The URL can also be passed along.
Swiftkey has been installed over 100 million times on Android devices. According to Microsoft, it learns your typing style to help you type faster. And with the new Bing search integration, you don't have to stop what you're doing in order to look something up. To install Swiftkey on your Android device, click on this link.
Bing search is now integrated into the latest version of Softkey for Android. The updated version is on the right.