Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Manage and Use Text Shortcuts Feature in Samsung Keyboard in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When the predictive text feature in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is enabled, you can use the text shortcuts feature to speed up the way you type with the Samsung qwerty keyboard by creating shortcuts for your frequently used sentences or phrases. When you're typing one of your shortcuts, the preset sentence assigned to the shortcut will be displayed in the predicted text bar so you can manually or automatically replace that shortcut with the assigned phrase with ease.


How to manage the text shortcuts feature in the Samsung keyboard?
Assuming that the predictive text feature is enabled, you can add or delete text shortcuts in the Samsung keyboard by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the screen to find Language and input and then tap it.
  3. Tap Samsung keyboard.
    Alternatively, when you're entering text, you can quickly go to the Samsung keyboard settings by long tapping the key in the left side of the space bar and then tap .
  4. Scroll down the screen to the Customisation section and then tap Text shortcuts.
  5. To add a new text shortcut, do as follows:
    • Tap Add at the top right.
    • Type the desired text shortcut and expanded phrase in the provided fields. As the example, we'll set the phone to to suggest "inside-galaxy.blogspot.com" whenever "web" is typed. Once done, tap Add button to add the text shortcut.
  6. To delete an existing text shortcut, do as follows:
    • Tap Delete at the top right.
    • Select the required text shortcut you want to delete and then tap Delete at the top right to delete the selected text shortcut.


How to use the text shortcuts feature in the Samsung keyboard?
You can use the following steps as the example of using this feature with the Samsung qwerty keyboard:
  1. Go to the app or screen where you can enter text, e.g., when composing a new text message.
  2. Type one of your text shortcuts. The expanded phrase assigned to this text shortcut will be displayed in the predicted text bar at the top of the keyboard.
  3. If you only enable the predictive text feature, tap the expanded phrase in the predicted text bar to manually replace the text shortcut you're typing with the expanded phrase.
  4. If you also enable the auto replace feature, tap the space bar or a punctuation mark to automatically replace the text shortcut you're typing with the expanded phrase.

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