Microsoft’s keyboard for the iPhone is upon us and what we see has surpassed our expectations at least in some modes. The company is now testing an early version of the keyboard internally, and will make it available to public testers soon. According to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed that the iOS keyboard includes a special one-handed mode.
While the Windows 10 Mobile keyboard also has a one-handed mode, Microsoft’s iOS version is aesthetically different and not as its sibling found on Windows phones when it comes to one-handed mode works on each side, allowing you to use either hand to swipe letters or type on the go. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile keyboard simply shifts to the side to create a compact keyboard, instead of the fanned key layout used in the iOS version.
Other than the one-handed mode, from the above image, the rest of Word Flow for iOS is very similar to the Windows Phone version. You can access word suggestions, emoji, and swipe letters (like Swype) to type out words. Microsoft is planning to bring Word Flow to iOS in the coming months, with an Android version expected later this year.