ICYMI: Microsoft SwiftKey introduced the Copilot shortcut on Android

Discover the revamped Microsoft SwiftKey with Copilot: seamless AI chats and copy-paste ease, all at your fingertips.

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ICYMI: Microsoft SwiftKey introduced the Copilot shortcut on Android

Microsoft Swiftkey, a popular virtual keyboard for Android, just integrated a new shortcut that is causing quite a stir among tech enthusiasts. With the rebranding of Bing into Copilot, users of Swiftkey can now access a Copilot feature directly from their keyboard. This recent update introduces an enlarged, nearly full-screen Copilot overlay, enhancing the interactive experience when you tap on the new Copilot button.

For those eager to take advantage of this seamless AI-powered assistance, here's how to get started:

  1. Ensure that your Swiftkey app is updated to the latest version from the Play Store.
  2. Open any app where you would typically use the keyboard to type.
  3. Tap on the newly added Copilot button to launch the Copilot overlay.
  4. Engage with Copilot by typing in your queries or tasks.
  5. Copy and paste responses directly from the Copilot overlay into your conversation or document.
  6. Access your chat history with Copilot anytime within the overlay for reference.

This enhancement is a game-changer for prompt engineers and AI early adopters who rely on quick access to AI for various tasks. Whether it's drafting emails, creating content, or coding on the fly, the Copilot integration within Swiftkey allows for an uninterrupted workflow, reducing the need to switch between apps constantly. Additionally, the chat history feature is an essential tool for maintaining context in ongoing tasks or conversations.

Swiftkey has long been a staple for Android users seeking a customizable and intelligent keyboard experience. Its advanced swipe-to-type functionality and predictive text features, coupled with language support and theme personalization, make it a top choice. By adopting Copilot, Swiftkey is pushing the boundaries of what virtual keyboards can do, venturing into the realm of virtual assistants and AI interaction right at the fingertips of its users.

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SwiftKey keyboard from Microsoft, now with Copilot — your everyday AI companion

The announcement of this new feature came through a recent update notice for Android users. Those interested in exploring the nuances of this integration and how it fits into the broader landscape of AI-powered utilities within apps may find more information and user reactions on Swiftkey's official channels and popular tech forums.