Creating custom text shortcuts

Word substitution lets you create your own text shortcuts so that when you enter a shortcut your BlackBerry device replaces the shortcut with a full word or phrase.

Tip: Word substitution is sometimes known as autotext.

Turn on word substitution

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Automated Assistance > Word Substitution.
  3. Set the Word Substitution switch to On.

Add a new text shortcut

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Automated Assistance > Word Substitution.
  3. Tap Add Shortcut.

Change or delete a text shortcut

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Automated Assistance > Word Substitution.
  3. In the Substitution List section, tap a word substitution entry.


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