Swiftkey Might Have Displayed Your Email Address And Phone Numbers To Others
Swiftkey is said to be the most widely used third-party keyboard on the Android OS, and the presence of it on iOS has been quite strong. The in-app synchronization feature allows you to access words which you have saved to the dictionary on a different device, though this feature seems to have been a major concern to users lately. Numerous users of the Swiftkey keyboard have complained of seeing strange and unknown numbers, email addresses in the keyboard’s word suggestions.
I hate when SwiftKey has the wrong suggestions for me because it won’t sync my account
— CoolStar (@coolstarorg) July 28, 2016
According to a recent post by The Telegraph, a Redditor who just restored their phone had complained of seeing some suggestions in German and strange email addresses. Another report also states that Swiftkey has been unable to sync users data lately.
Swiftkey is currently working on this issue, and this is the reason why the sync feature has been disabled for a couple of days now. According to a recent comment by the company’s spokesperson:
Recently, a limited number of our customers noticed unexpected words pre-populating when typing on their mobile phone. We have temporarily disabled the cloud sync service while we resolve the issue.
Swiftkey was a company that was started by 3 graduates and was later acquired by Microsoft earlier this year in a $250 million deal.