Friday, 10 March 2017

Gboard for Android gets GIFs & emoji suggestions, voice typing, translation and more

Google has updated its popular Gboard app for Android, bringing new features, that were previously added to the Gboard iOS app, plus few new beta tested features. The updated keyboard app will now offer automatic emoji and GIF suggestions, voice typing, themes and more.

First up, now when you search for an emoji or GIF, the keyboard will automatically offers suggestions in the suggestion box as you type. The suggestion feature is supported in apps such as Facebook, Messenger, Snapchat, Hangout and Allo. The app also gets voice typing feature that allows you to dictate messages directly to Gboard.

Gboard is also getting new theme selector and quick access to Google translate. The theme selector has been revamped and now includes a Landscape section, that lets you add your own background image to the keyboard or choose for 10 pre-made high-res landscape images. 

Lastly, now when you tap the keyboard's 'G' button, a new Google Translate icon will appear in the quick feature menu. As you type the message the translation tool will provide you the translated text in the desired language in real time.

The Gboard app was initially launched for iOS devices, and made its way to Android, as a replacement to Google Keyboard. 


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