Microsoft discontinued the popular SwiftKey keyboard app for iOS in early October. The app was therefore removed from the App Store a few weeks ago and support ended. The group is now responding to the criticism that arose after these steps.
As of now, SwiftKey for iOS is back. About two months ago, Microsoft revealed its plans to retire SwiftKey for iOS in early October 2022.
The company had not yet commented on the announced end. The development team had remained in the dark as to why it was decided to pull the plug on the project. However, SwiftKey for iOS is now back faster than fans of the application could have dreamed.
Returning due to popular demand
Pedram Rezaei (CTO of Microsoft Maps & Local Services Division) announced on Twitter that the company has decided to restore SwiftKey for iOS “by popular demand”. In addition, the company is now investing “heavily in the keyboard” and users can expect exciting future changes.
There are no further details about it, and it is also still unclear what these “major investments” mean. SwiftKey has been available for iOS devices since 2014. SwiftKey then became part of Microsoft in 2016 when the software giant bought the company for $250 million. SwiftKey for iOS has spent the last year without updates, but now that the project is back on the App Store, that’s set to change. There will be regular security and maintenance updates, and new features and improvements will also be launched.
The Microsoft SwiftKey app can be downloaded from the official Apple App Store. the Android variant can be found in the Google Play Store. There are no costs for the download. However, some features can only be used after a paid in-app purchase.
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