A new record has been set for the fastest touch-screen typing by Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho using the Flesky keyboard app

The new record of 17 seconds was verified by Guinness World Records and beats out the old 18.19 second record Filho set using the same app on a Galaxy S4 back in May. This time around, since Apple introduced support for third-party keyboards in iOS 8, Marcel made his latest attempt using his new fastest-typing device of choice: iPhone 6 Plus. 

Fleksy Keyboard is the fastest, most beautiful keyboard in the world. Now on iOS, it’s even faster… Watch Marcel Fernandes Filho break his own record for “Fastest Time To Type A Text Message On A Touchscreen Device” using Fleksy on the iPhone 6 Plus.


We recently took a look at Flesky’s iOS 8 keyboard ahead of the app’s launch, which sells for $1 on the App Store and offers its own predictive autocorrect features, customizable themes, gestures, and more. 

The full video below of Marcel’s record setting attempt is below courtesy of Flesky’s YouTube account:

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