Microsoft's SwiftKey Beta for Android now lets you search natively from Bing

Having to leave an app you're currently using to perform a quick web search can be sometimes annoying, especially if you're typing a message. Microsoft seems to have recognized this concern as it has added a native Bing search support to its SwiftKey Beta app for Android.

The updated beta version of the keyboard app is now available to download from the Google Play Store. With the new feature, you will be able to search directly against Bing without leaving the app. You can perform a Bing search by tapping the search box on the upper left side of the app just above the word suggestion bar.

Once tapped, the search box will expand to let you type into it so you can find any information you might need while staying in your current app. You will then be able to get the URL from your web search or capture a screenshot if you wish to share the search results with friends.

In addition, SwiftKey Beta for Android also received a few accessibility and language improvements including a new Arabic layout, Jawi script layout for Malay, and a new Pinyin 12-key layout, among others.

The update is the latest improvement to the app after it added support for Microsoft Translator in September and received Windows 10's cloud-enabled clipboard feature last month.

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