Google Could Remove SwiftKey Access to Gmail Next Month

Google has started reaching out to users to warn that some apps could lose access to services powered by their Google accounts as part of a new privacy policy update that comes into effect on July 15.

One of the apps that could thus be blocked from accessing services like Gmail could be none other than SwiftKey, one of the top mobile keyboard apps on Android and iOS.

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey seeks permissions that are no longer allowed by Google, and unless the app is updated before July 15 to comply with these requirements, it could be banned from running on Google services.

Google’s new app policy states the following:

“Don’t request access to information that you don’t need. Only request access to the minimal, technically feasible scope of access that is necessary to implement existing features or services in your application, and limit access to the minimum amount of data needed. Don’t attempt to “future proof” your access to user data by requesting access to… (read more)

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