Grammarly Keyboard for Android Picks Up New Customization Features

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 7 Comments

Grammarly Keyboard for Android Picks Up New Customization Features

Grammarly today updated its Android keyboard with some useful new customization features, further enhancing the value of this unique solution.

“People spend 42 percent of their time on their mobile devices, writing emails, text messages, Instagram posts, and more,” a Grammarly representative told me. “But composing a message can still be slow and inconvenient. So we released a Grammarly Android Keyboard update that addresses a few of our most popular feature requests.”

There are four primary changes in the latest update.

New dark theme. The new dark theme will be especially useful in low light conditions, Grammarly says.

Key borders. New key borders will help less skillful typists catch the right keys as they go.

Persistent number row. You can now display a number row on the keyboard at all times.

Resizable. You can now resize the keyboard to take up less space on your device display.

Grammarly says that it is working on other features, too, including a swipe input mode.

As you may recall, Grammarly first released its keyboard for Android and iOS back in late 2017. And I’ve been using it on my own phones ever since. (I also use and rely on Grammarly for Chrome on Windows, and recommend it highly.) As I noted at the time, you want to use Grammarly on your phone for the same reason you use it on your PC: It will help find spelling and grammar mistakes before you tap Enter and make a fool of yourself.

Grammarly for Android is free. You can download it from the Google Play Store.


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