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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 >
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 >
    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 .
  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
    ).