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Text shortcuts

You can create shortcuts for frequently used phrases or information. When you type a shortcut, the phrase or info is inserted for you. For example, you could have the keyboard insert the phrase Best wishes when you type bw.

In some languages, helpful text shortcuts are available by default. For example, in English, you can type mynumber to insert your phone number, or ld to insert today's date. To see which shortcuts are available in your language, swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger. Tap The settings icon > Language & input. Tap BlackBerry Keyboard Settings or Keyboard Settings > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings. Tap Prediction and correction > Word substitution, and tap a language.

Create a text shortcut

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap The settings icon > Language & input.
  3. Tap BlackBerry Keyboard Settings or Keyboard Settings > BlackBerry Keyboard Settings.
  4. Tap Prediction and correction > Word substitution.
  5. Tap a language or For all languages.
  6. Tap The add icon.
  7. In the Shortcut field, type a shortcut (for example, bw).
  8. In the Target field, type the text that you want the keyboard to insert (for example, Best wishes).