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 predictions

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction.
  3. Set the Show Predictions 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 > Prediction and Correction > Word Substitution.
  3. Tap Add Shortcut.