Swype update adds new languages, layouts, and more

Swype, one of the third-party keyboards that launched with iOS 8, has received a large updated adding support for several new languages, better emoji support, and more. Users of Swype on the iPad will also be pleased to find that the tablet layout of the keyboard has been improved.

Swype now supports twenty-one languages, and has sixteen new languages available for download. These include U.K. English, Greek, and Danish. To download these languages, bring up the keyboard, then press and hold the Swype button in the lower left corner, and slide your finger over the gear icon. Tap Languages, then select one of the new languages to download.

Other improvements include intelligent emoji support for English, both for the U.S. and U.K., French, Italian, German, and Spanish. You can now customize your keyboard layout, with the existing QWERTY layout, or with QWERTZ or AZERTY. There are also now options for keypress sounds, as well as auto spacing.

You can download Swype 1.1 from the App Store right now.