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Microsoft Kills Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone

Microsoft has removed Word Flow from Apple’s App Store, according to a support document first spotted by Windows Central. Microsoft said in an updated product description for Word Flow on Monday that was spotted by tech news site WindowsCentral. Launched as a Microsoft Garage project, Word Flow offered a fast keyboard with search (GIFs, restaurants, and more), free customization options and an Arc mode for one-handed typing.Microsoft is abandoning its Word Flow app after it bought the company behind the SwiftKey in February 2016 for an undisclosed price.I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SwiftKey, whose highly rated, highly engaging SwiftKey software keyboard and SDK powers more than 300 million Android and iOS devices. There were plans to “integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows” but ended up bringing Word Flow features into SwiftKey instead. You may remember that Microsoft purchased SwiftKey early previous year, so it’s possible (even likely) that we’ll eventually see some of Word Flow’s unique elements incorporated into the popular keyboard.You can download the universal SwiftKey Keyboard on the App Store. Born out of its experimental Garage arm, Word Flow was built for one reason: speed.But that doesn’t mean Microsoft is abandoning keyboards on iOS altogether.