Microsoft Word Flow is dead; Microsoft suggests SwiftKey instead

Gwen Vasquez
August 1, 2017

But when it comes to the "completion" of Redmond's Word Flow iOS keyboard "experiment", there's nothing left to do, explain or clarify. In the interim, I'm extremely excited about the technology, talent and market position SwiftKey brings to us with this acquisition, and about how this further demonstrates Microsoft's desire to bring key apps and technologies to platforms from Windows to Android to iOS. Microsoft said in an updated product description for Word Flow on Monday that was spotted by tech news site WindowsCentral. With swipe typing and a unique arched one-handed mode, Word Flow redefined speed typing on iOS and quickly rocketed to the top of the charts.

Back in March, Microsoft changed its mind about what to do with its SwiftKey virtual keyboard apps for Android and iOS, which the company acquired past year.

The Word Flow experiment is now complete!

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Did anyone on iOS devices use Word Flow when it was in the app store? At the time, The Financial Times reported that Microsoft paid $250 million for the London-based startup.

Microsoft has removed Word Flow from Apple's App Store, according to a support document first spotted by Windows Central.

SwiftKey has always been popular with iOS users. The company thanked users for their feedback and encouraged them to instead download the SwiftKey Keyboard.

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