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October 1, 2014

Swipe and Send: Best Word Flow Tips for Lumia

Use these tips to get the most out of the world’s fastest – and smartest – smartphone keyboard.

We have no qualms in saying that the Word Flow feature on your Lumia (Windows Phone 8.1) is the real deal. It has even been credited with breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s fastest smartphone.


It is so smart that it requires little to no learning and adds all the words you throw at it every day. We’ve told you about Word Flow’s wonderful shape-writing process and how to add commonly used words to its dictionary here.

Now, here are more Word Flow tips you can use.

Go easy with the CAPS 

Let’s face it, there are times when we use words or slang phrases that need to be capitalized (for instance, OMG). The option of Shift and tapping the letter exists, but what if you’re in the middle of a message and need the whole word or sentence in uppercase?

After writing the word, phrase or sentence that you want to capitalize, highlight it by tapping it. Then tap the Shift key ( ‘↑’) once to capitalize the first letter and twice to capitalize the whole word.

Alternatively, to activate CAPS lock from the beginning, hold the Shift key ( ‘↑’) and double tap it.

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If, like me, you love to greet people in their native tongue, you can quickly switch to another language with a tap of the keyboard’s language button.

For example, if you use the English (Unites States) keyboard, tap the ENG button and the keyboard switches to the next language you’ve added and can easily switch back to your preferred language.

Punctuation marks

Who doesn’t like to add a few extra exclamation points (!) in our everyday chats with friends?

Tap and hold the full stop (.) key to bring up other common punctuation marks. And if you tap and hold other keys, you will find less commonly used symbols and punctuation like foreign currency symbols and fancy brackets. or .net or .org?

Entering URLs or website addresses with varied domains in Internet Explorer becomes effortless with the dedicated “.com”button. Easily switch between the different extensions by holding the .com button and swiping to the extension you want.

Emote quicker

Yes, you don’t mind typing the word “smile” for a simple :). Now let this be handled by the emoticon button and the corresponding icons suggested by Word Flow’s intuitive dictionary.

To make the emoji support even more seamless and help you type faster, head to the Settings option and under the keyboard’s advanced option, check the box “switch back to letters after I type an emoticon.”

Do these tips help you make the most out of Word Flow? Let us know!

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