SwiftKey, the popular alternative keyboard for iPhone and iPad, is out today with a big update that adds a ton of new emoji characters and other improvements.

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SwiftKey version 1.3.3 includes support for choosing the skin tone of human emoji characters, adds new flag and family emoji, and even features the Vulcan Salute emoji without needing it add it yourself. Apple first brought these new emoji characters to the iPhone and iPad through iOS 8.3, although you need a workaround to add the Vulcan Salute.

The update also improves general performance, a common issue with third party keyboards, and reduces crashes according to the developers. SwiftKey users can also decide to display the emoji or globe key to the left of the space bar with a new customization option.

SwiftKey emoji

SwiftKey for iPhone and iPad is available for free on the App Store. The latest version is rolling out now.

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