Text translation seems like an obvious feature for a phone keyboard. It eliminates the hassle of having to swap between apps, copying and pasting when you want to say something in a language you don't speak (however infrequent that need may be). SwiftKey seems to agree, as the latest update of the keyboard's Beta version comes with Microsoft Translator integration.
SwiftKey's translation should look familiar to anybody who's used Gboard's Google Translate function. You just pick the translation icon from the tool bar, choose your languages, and start typing. If you're not familiar, Microsoft Translator is pretty well liked by the Android community, with an average rating of 4.6 stars on the Play Store.
Left: SwiftKey Beta's translation function. Right: Gboard's.
Version 188.8.131.52 of SwiftKey Beta is available for download now, both on the Play Store and APK Mirror.
We’ve now integrated Microsoft Translator into SwiftKey. This gives you a fast and seamless way to use translations features in the context of what you’re already doing. No more switching apps or copying and pasting back and forth.
* Access Microsoft Translator from the toolbar
* Type in one new language: Dungan
* Added Tamil99 native top row symbols layouts
* Added Indic native top row symbols layouts