OMG! Cool tips for typing faster and smarter on Windows Phone

Whether you’re looking to take on Grace Pak’s 280-character-per-minute world speed record for smartphone typing—or tap out a quick error-free email to your boss—this video shows off some of the team’s favorite tricks, shortcuts, and time-savers for getting the job done.

For a great all-around overview of the Word Flow keyboard in Window Phone 8 and what it can do, check out this how-to article on the Windows Phone website. (And if you’re curious about its seemingly magical powers of prediction, don’t miss program manager Jason Grieves’ peek at the science behind it.)

One of my favorite additions in the new release is the hundreds of colorful emoji—what about you?