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Speedy New Ways to Create Sets on iOS and Android

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Quizlet is a fantastic learning site — and not just because we have fun classroom games or sweet learning algorithms. Quizlet is made great because you, the students and teachers who use Quizlet, have been feeding interesting and useful content into the site for over ten years now. And we don’t want you to stop! In fact, we have spent some time recently trying to make it even easier for you to make just the right study sets in order to learn whatever you need — be it Spanish colors, common medical root words, traffic safety signs, or a lot of Pokemon names.

We’re very excited to share now with you our real time content suggestions via the mobile Quizlet apps on iOS and Android. It turns out all that content we’ve collected over the past years can sometimes look really similar to the content that you might want to make tomorrow. So while we’re not building an AI that can pass the Turing Test (yet), we have a pretty good guess as to how “¿Cómo te llamas?” translates into English or what the capital of Rhode Island might be.

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With this new feature, on iOS and Android you’ll see suggested definitions for each term you enter, based on the most popular terms and definitions added by other Quizlet students and teachers. If you like the suggestion, tap on it to select it. If it’s not quite right, you can add it and make quick edits, or type in your definition as you normally would.

And while our content suggestions (for both term and definition field) are currently limited to only English or Spanish, that doesn’t mean we can’t recognize German when you’re typing it! We’ve added a more streamlined language suggestion feature now to help make making new sets even easier. AKA say goodbye to manually confirming a language when you're creating a set (something you’ve told us can be a little bit annoying); on both iOS and Android, we’ll automatically detect the language you’re using.

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Still want more? On iOS, we’ve added a brand new scan feature exclusively for Plus subscribers. Just take a quick photo of some printed text like a worksheet or other assignment and you’re well on your way of having a new custom set. All it takes is a couple swipes of your finger and you can highlight and include digitally recognized text content. It’s super useful if you’re trying to enter things in a language you might not be that familiar with (yet!) or have the right mobile keyboard for.

So grab the latest apps and create away! Just make sure you have a stable Internet connection — sadly we’re not able to package all these smarts into the offline apps — yet!