Google has updated its keyboard app for Android to version 6.0 with new features and now it is renamed as Gboard. Available for iOS over months now, the Gboard app brings new features and useful additions to Android users. Integrated Google search, emoji search, GIF search, multilingual typing support, Glide typing, number row, etc. are the new features included in this update.
Integrated Google search is a highlighted feature of Gboard. You can search and share anything (news, weather forecast, images, video, etc.) right from the keyboard – no need to switch between the apps. Google search option is disabled by default. You need to enable it by going to Language & Input > Virtual Keyboard > Gboard > Search > Show ‘G’ button.
Another notable feature is emoji and GIF search. Using the emoji search feature you can find required emoji faster. With GIF search, you can search and share GIFs, which will spice up your conversation. However, note that this feature is available in apps that have implemented image keyboard support like Google Allo, Messaging app, Hangouts.
Multilingual typing is another interesting feature that allows you to quickly change the language you are typing in. In addition, Gboard now supports 36 new languages, which means the app now works with 120 different languages.
Glide Typing and Voice typing are other notable features. Glide Typing lets you type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter. Voice typing allows you to dictate your emails and texts.
Gboard – the Google Keyboard is now available for download on Play store [HERE] and if you are running on the previous version, you will get Gboard as an update.