One of Swype keyboard's most glaring omissions, especially apparent to those of us with Android 2.1/2.2 is the missing voice input button.

The voice input button, present on the stock keyboard when typing in any text field, lets you utilize Android's speech-to-text capabilities and works surprisingly well. I sure missed it when I installed Swype.

And I'm not alone - over 2000 votes have been cast by Swype users, making it the #1 requested Swype feature - the next one down is only around 600 votes.

The good news is: Swype has been listening, and the voice input button is coming soon.

They have already added it to the Swype that comes pre-loaded with the Galaxy S, as evident from the screenshot below (screenshot credit: engadget) and Droid X (screenshot credit: swype.com), so the public version is not too far off.

So, stay put, folks. You have asked and you shall receive.

P.S. Make sure you haven't missed Tip: How To Get Arrow/Cursor Keys On The Swype Keyboard for better Swype experience.

Swype Voice Input Button Coming Soon - Already Present On Samsung Galaxy S And Motorola Droid X 

Swype Voice Input Button Coming Soon - Already Present On Samsung Galaxy S And Motorola Droid X

Swype on Galaxy S

Swype on Droid X

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Sal

    Great! Now if they can include an @ and .com button on main keyboard it would be perfect.

  • http://www.mobiletextinput.com norman

    Also thought I would mention SlideIT, which is a replacement keyboard similar to Swype and is available already for Windows Mobile Symbian and Android as a free trial and a paid app.

  • Scott

    Just got the 2.2 update for my droid and it's really nice the only problem I have is my swype keyboard doesn't work. Is there a way I can get it back?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The Swype keyboard problem after upgrading to 2.2 is easily solved by reinstalling. It's a known problem.

  • http://vivek.vnc.in Vivek Dutta Mishra

    Just to confirm that swype doesn't have voice command button even in version 2.2 froyo update

  • Ivana

    подарете ми го!