Writing, quickly, and without spelling error, reflects your command on language and your impressive personality. Easy and quick message writing is a must for the better communication. Keeping in view the need of its users, Android has added a feature in KitKat 4.4.4 which allows you to:

  1. Create your own Personal Dictionary on your Android KitKat device
  2. Use shortcuts to write the complete words.

For example, you may add many such words in the personal dictionary of your Android device which are not in English language. Alternatively, you may use shortcuts for many words which are commonly used by you in general and day to day communication.

Adding words for use in personal dictionary in your Android device is easier if you follow the instructions.


1: Tap icon of ‘Settings’ on the Home screen of your Android 4.4.4 KitKat device. It will open up the ‘Settings’ screen. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the PERESONAL section and tap ‘Language & input’. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-23: At the ‘Language & input’ screen, tap the settings button of the ‘Google Keyboard’. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-34: At the ‘Google Keyboard Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Text corrections’. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-45: At the ‘Text corrections’ screen, tap the ‘Personal dictionary’. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-56: At the screen of ‘Text corrections’, see there are options for the 3 different languages:

  1. For all languages
  2. English (United Kingdom’
  3. English (United States)

I tapped ‘For all languages’. You may tap as per your requirements or needs. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-67: At the screen of ‘Personal dictionary – For all languages’, see there is, currently, no word added in the personal dictionary. If you want to add a word, tap the ‘+’ sign, given at the top right corner of the screen. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-78: At the next screen, 2 blank spaces for the ‘Type a word’ and ‘Optional shortcut’ are there. Tap the space where ‘Type a word’ is written. Here, type the word which you want to use again and again, in your day to day messaging communication. I wrote ‘Google’ with the help of keyboard, at the bottom of the screen. You may write any word of your choice at the place for the word. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-8 9: To call the word, instantly, suggest and write the shortcut for the word in the dictionary. I wrote ‘goo’ with the help of the keyboard. After writing the word and its shortcut, tap ‘Done’ to save. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-910: See the word and its shortcut is saved. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-1011: Now, open a messaging screen and start new message. To save time and effort in writing the words in messaging, just type ‘goo’, the shortcut, and the word ‘Google’ will appear in the space, above the keyboard. To add the word ‘Google’ in message, tap ‘Google’ and it will be added in the message. KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-11 KitKat-Personal-Dictionary-12In this way, you may add many words in your personal dictionary to facilitate typing on messages app.

That’s all!

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