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How to enable swipe typing on Samsung Galaxy S20 keyboard

How to enable swipe typing on Samsung Galaxy S20 keyboard
Swipe typing has been a solid mainstay and a core feature for some users out there. Made popular by the Swype keyboard more than 5 years ago, it has quickly become a feature of many other downloadable keyboards — SwiftKey, TouchPal, Chrooma, and others. It became so popular that it got picked up by first-party manufacturers as well — even Google's own Gboard supports swipe typing.

And you know what? So does the Samsung Keyboard!

But the feature is off by default. Fear not, here's how you activate it:

Go into Settings → General management → Language and input



Now, head into On-screen keyboard → Samsung Keyboard → Swipe, touch, and feedback



Hidden in here, you will see the Keyboard Smart Controls menu. Open that and choose what you want your keyboard to do when you swipe over it.



As you can see, you have three choices. Option 1 means the keyboard will not react at all when you swipe over it. Option 2 allows swipe typing. Option 3 will let you control your text cursor by swiping across the keyboard like it's a mouse pad — kind of like the 3D Touch-activated cursor in iOS.

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