Microsoft is bringing one of the world's fastest keyboards to the iPhone

Microsoft Keyboard WindowsWindows CentralThe default Windows keyboard on a Lumia smartphone.

Microsoft is bringing Word Flow, the keyboard that comes on Windows devices, to the iPhone, according to a report from The Verge.

The keyboard, which is called Word Flow, won a Guinness World Record in 2014 for being the fastest software keyboard to type on in the world, breaking the record for writing a text message by half a second, with a time of 18.43 seconds. (The record was then broken by Fleksy.)

Microsoft was one of the early pioneers of “swipe-to-type,” a software later adopted by SwiftKey, Google, and others. Instead of pressing every key, a user can swipe between them and the phone guesses the word based on whether the finger is and where its going.

Microsoft told a small group of Windows Insiders that the keyboard was coming to iOS, but did not give a release date. Microsoft has also bought Cortana, the virtual assistant, to the iPhone.

Business Insider has reached out to Microsoft to ask about Word Flow coming to the iPhone. We will update the post when we hear back.

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