SwiftKey Themes are Now Free

Posted on December 2, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Mobile with 17 Comments

SwiftKey Themes are Now Free

Microsoft announced today that it is giving away SwiftKey themes on Android and iOS for free. It’s not clear if this is a limited-time offer for the holidays, however, or a permanent change.

“With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to spread a little SwiftKey cheer of our own – which is why we’re excited to tell you that all themes on SwiftKey are now completely free,” an email from Microsoft notes, explaining that over 100 themes are available.

That email doesn’t suggest that there’s a time limit on the themes being free—they’re normally in-app purchases—nor does a post about the themes on the SwiftKey blog. Nor, for that matter, does Microsoft’s tweet about this change. But if you do want to grab some themes for free, I’d do so now just in case.

According to Microsoft, you can find themes from the keyboard, but the method varies between platforms.

Android. Tap or slide the hamburger icon on the left of the prediction bar to enter the SwiftKey Hub. Then, open the Themes panel and select SwiftKey Store.

iOS. Open the container app from your home screen and click the red Design icon in the top right to pick from the available themes.

As you may recall, Microsoft purchased SwiftKey for $250 million in cash back in February, which it said at the time counts over 300 million users, making it the most popular software keyboard app in the world.


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