We recently reported that Microsoft is set to bring the WordFlow keyboard from Windows Phone to Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Some files for the new keyboard were spotted in an internal build of Windows 10 that was accidentally released by Microsoft, too.
And now, a new GIF of the WordFlow keyboard in Windows 10 PCs has been leaked by Twitter user @tfwboredom. The GIF shows off the WordFlow keyboard from Windows Phone working on a Windows 10 PC, and it looks exactly like the keyboard that’s found on Windows 10 Mobile. As you’d expect, WordFlow’s swipe functionality is also working on PCs, which is something users have been requesting for a while.
A sneak peek at Expressive Input, hopefully coming in the Fall Creators Update pic.twitter.com/SiPg8sidP5
— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) June 7, 2017
The new keyboard in Windows 10 PCs is also expected to support pen input, enabling users with a Surface Pen and other styluses to input text using their pen.
Even though the new keyboard is built by Microsoft’s WordFlow team, the company is actually using bits of SwiftKey’s technology for the new keyboard. In case you’re unfamiliar with SwiftKey, it’s a popular keyboard app on Android and iOS that Microsoft acquired last year, and it packs some really sophisticated tech to offer advanced auto-correct suggestions and a lot more.
It isn’t confirmed whether the new keyboard in Windows 10 PCs will arrive with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Considering the fact that some files associated with the feature are already available in internal builds, we’re assuming it’ll indeed arrive with the Fall Creators Update later this year — but that should be confirmed in a few months time.