Snowfall from your keyboard presses, because you can

The latest update to SwiftKey improves the installation process, but most importantly also brings a bit of holiday cheer with a new keyboard theme. After switching over to the new "Ice" theme, you'll be greeted by a deep blue background with snow-capped keys that drop snowflakes when you tap them or swipe over them with SwiftKey Flow.

So go on and update SwiftKey to add a little bit of holiday cheer to every one of your messages, Google+ posts and emails. (Pro tip: try typing "hohoho" with the new ice theme for even more holiday cheer.)

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I can't wait for the non beta version to be updated with emoji support :)

AT&T LG G2 :)

moosc says:

Why not just dl the beta not that hard

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Jordano says:

And again, the update removed SwiftKey as the default keyboard. Silly process to go through, but annoying to change every update - at least for me.

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jhilker says:

That didn't happen to me. What phone do you have? Is it rooted?

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Alex Dobie says:

This is a Nexus 5/KitKat issue :/

artnoc310 says:

It only applies to Kit Kat devices.

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MarkSeven says:

Annoying indeed..

neonworm says:

Finally they added a new theme.

alexlam24 says:

Your move Swype& Google

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kf7eqj says:


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Amethyst41 says:

I used Slide It for Christmas theme. It looks a better. Bought Swift Key awhile ago. I haven't been pleased with the way it's been acting lately.

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redhawk24 says:

It only snows when I flow, not when I type regularly. And typing hohoho did absolutely nothing special. If it makes a difference, I'm running 4.3 on a GSIII

drhere says:

4.4.2 and hohoho with and without quotes and I got nothing.

redhawk24 says:

I read the release on the SwiftKey site and it appears that the hohoho thing only works if you are using the beta.

drhere says:

Thanks, there goes my day :)

What does it do anyway?

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theintention says:

That look extremely tacky.


plunder says:

I agree - Its the season to be tacky, so why not go for it.

On the plus side, I really like SwiftKey and have been using it since it launched.

icebike says:

Agreed. Certainly they have more important features to add.

Swiftkey is one of the Largest Apps on my phone. Bigger than
Google Search, Chrome etc. Why the hell should a keyboard take up
that much space?

vladfan says:

I guess this theme doesn't work with the new beta version?

bigtnew says:

I'm wondering the same thing.

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balthuszar says:

Go to SwiftKey.Net and get the updated beta .16

radofone says:

I'm using it right now hohoho!

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Mpearce25 says:

For the hohoho easter egg you have to long hold the prediction. Let it snow!


rap1 says:

That was trick. Cute.

saf5545 says:

Just tried it, this theme is so ugly, to be honest.

nldr says:

Just installed and using it now.. The snow is nice, but why does this app need to record everything I type.....?

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scottyhifi says:

To give you personalized word suggestions based on what you type.

nldr says:

Can this be disabled??

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neonworm says:

Why? That would take away all of the features that make it great.

nldr says:

Well does the Google keyboard do the same thing?? Couldn't the words added in its dictionary be saved locally??

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Mpearce25 says:

You can disable SwiftKey cloud but it will still store info on your device.


nldr says:

Ah this helps..

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Looks great but when flowing, it just seems like too much going on for a keyboard.

thod3n says:

I'd like to see swiftkey make a good looking theme. All of them are bad in my eyes. It ruins the experience for me.

Maisoumenos says:

took the words right out of my mouth. i think all of the themes are terrible.

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Mpearce25 says:

The cobalt is the only bearable one the rest are pretty bad. The perfect keyboard would look like the stock keyboard but with SwiftKey predictions.


Drew2u says:

So why does a new theme require a permission change, with "View Wi-Fi Connections" now required? There's no mention in the AC post, nor in the SwiftKey "What's New" section in the Play Store.

ulnek says:

did this fix the bug where the keyboard doesn't fully slide up on some apps that have the 3-dot menu button at the bottom and the last row of keys including the space bar become unusable?

GuyWith4Kids says:

I had to stop using it for the same reason

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atlas9171 says:

No it hasn't

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Troneas says:

i wish they didnt update these apps just to take away space from my phone with these tacky themes. if only i could remove all the swiftkey themes but holo..