Why does Word Flow need "Full Access"?

The "Full Access" setting makes the Word Flow experience better. While you can still get predictions when typing and swiping without "Full Access", certain functionality doesn't work without it. For instance the keyboard needs "Full Access" to:
  • Access your Contacts so they can be swiped and auto-completed.
  • Access the internet to enable search.
  • Play sounds.
  • Show your typing score (WPM) in the app.
  • Send aggregated keyboard usage information across our users to Microsoft Cloud in order to improve Word Flow (learn more about keyboard information Microsoft collects).
These can be turned off individually in the settings menus (Word Flow app --> Hamburger Menu --> Keyboard Settings  or Word Flow keyboard -> press and hold globe button -> Settings )

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