Select keyboard settings

Add personal dictionary entry with a shortcut to Google Keyboard

As simple as it sounds, how you add a word to the personal dictionary.

It’s a pretty straight forward process. I find it easier to do it when you need it.

  1. Long-press button circled,
  2. Select Google keyboard settings
  3. Personal dictionary
  4. Here I selected “All languages” since I want it that way.
  5. Tap the + sign in upper right hand corner
  6. Add the word you want to add. If you want to use a shortcut, that you just type when you want that longer word: the shortcut needs to be at least 3 letters long and need to be unique.
  7. Just type the shortcut and you will see the longer word to the left, just tap to insert into the text.