Generative AI has become incredibly popular around the world, and for Microsoft, it has become the key to expanding the reach of the Bing search engine. And now the company is gearing up to add a chatbot to its SwiftKey virtual keyboard for Android.
The beta keyboard includes support for ChatGPT based on GPT-4. To work with AI, there is a Bing button to the left of the main set of buttons. At the same time, access to the chatbot is possible from any application through the virtual keyboard. It can be used in text or voice mode by dictating text.
Note that it is only possible to beta for Android, the version for iOS, if it gets such functionality, then in the future. Also, it may not be available in all regions yet. When the global launch is planned and the appearance of this feature in the release is not reported.
Last year, Microsoft ended support for SwiftKey on iOS, but then resumed it, returned the application to the App Store and now continues to develop it.