The Google Pixel doesn’t know the correct spelling to every word you use. To prevent the aggravation of having your spelling corrected on certain words when you type punctuation or the Space bar, add the words to the dictionary using these steps.
Option 1 – On the Fly
You can add any word to the dictionary while you are typing by simply typing the word, then tapping it before typing punctuation or a Space.
Option 2 – Manually
- Open “Settings” > “Languages & input” > “Personal dictionary“.
- Tap the + at the upper-right corner.
- Type the word in the top field. You can optionally set a “Shortcut” if you like.
- Select the back arrow at the bottom of your screen when you’re done.
What is a dictionary shortcut?
It is a shorthand version you set for the full word. For instance, you may have a word like “Whazzup!” added to your dictionary. You can set a shortcut of “zup” for that word. With that set, you can type “zup”, and Android will then convert it to the entire word “Whazzup!”.