05 November 2021
SwiftKey keyboard app is confirmed to be delisted from the Apple App Store on October 5th. The confirmation has come from none other than Microsoft, the company which acquired the app in 2016. The exact reason for the decision has not been revealed yet but it seems like the team was considering the idea for quite some time.
The official announcement reveals that Microsoft will end support for Swiftkey for iOS next week. It will happen with the removal of the listing from the app store. The one-week window will allow users to manage their data. It is important to note that existing users can choose to continue using the app even after it has been removed. The only thing is that they should not uninstall the application.
Here is Microsoft's official statement,
“Microsoft will continue support for SwiftKey Android as well as the underlying technology that powers the Windows touch keyboard. For those customers who have SwiftKey installed on iOS, it will continue to work until it is manually uninstalled or a user gets a new device.”
As we said in the beginning, it seems like Microsoft was thinking about the move for quite some time. This is because numerous users have been complaining about the lack of support for SwiftKey for iOS on the internet for so long. The app received its last update more than a year ago which shows the team had no interest in keeping the app alive for long. The good thing is Android app is here to stay for the foreseeable future.