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SwiftKey em dash

I strongly prefer the SwiftKey keyboard over the stock Android keyboard, and I have used SwiftKey on my Droid Razr Maxx and Droid Maxx smartphones. But it took a little searching to figure out how to type em dashes.

Here’s how to type a SwiftKey em dash:

  1. Press the 123 key (123 key on SwiftKey keyboard) to go to the numeric keyboard.
  2. Press and hold the hyphen/minus sign key, and you can choose from an overscore, em dash, and en dash:
    SwiftKey verscore, em dash, and en dash

Now you can impress your friends by using em dashes (and en dashes and overscores) in your texts!


  1. Hello Alan,

    Thanks for the tip for your readers. I’m a community manager over here at SwiftKey and about mid-last year started a SwiftKey Tips & Tricks blog series myself.

    Feel free to check it out and let me know if you want anymore insider Tips & Tricks!



  2. That’s a great tip! Thanks, Alan. I agree with you that SwiftKey is great.

  3. Thanks, Alan! This helped a lot!

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