One of the great things about iOS 8 is that it finally allows users to install third-party keyboards. Personally I find that Apple’s default iOS keyboard does a great job at typing and predicting the words I want to autocorrect, but we know there are users out there who might prefer a keyboard app that is more robust or has more functionality than your average keyboard.

Now if you wanted to see what it could be like to install and use a third-party keyboard on iOS 8, you can check out the video above which was put together by the folks at AppleInsider. It appears to be very straightforward and easy to activate, just in case you were worried that Apple might turn it into some convoluted process to passively try to dissuade you from using a third-party keyboard app.

You can check out the video above if you’d like to see it in action. As it stands, there are only a few developers who have announced third-party keyboards for iOS 8. This includes SwiftKey, Fleksy, and TouchPal. This of course pales in comparison to the number of keyboards available on Android, but we guess it’s a start and hopefully we will be able to look forward to more third-party keyboards in the future.

In the meantime which keyboard do you see yourself using on a more permanent basis when iOS 8 comes out? Or will you just end up sticking to Apple’s default keyboard app?

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