Gboard: Google is preparing a small revolution for its keyboard on Android
Google has just rolled out a new update to Gboard that completely revolutionizes the use of the keyboard toolbar. It now offers many more customization options, in addition to facilitating access to certain features. We take a look at what awaits you in the next few days.
Gboard is arguably one of the best keyboards on android. Google takes care to update it regularly in order to always improve its experience. Proof of this is the next update, already available to some users in beta, which completely changes the way the toolbar works. For now, it is customizable by clicking on the three dots on the right side, then dropping the desired tools in the bar.
The first notable novelty of this update is therefore the change of design for this button, which becomes a contextual menu composed of four squares with rounded edges and moved to the left of the keyboard. By clicking on it, we discover that Google has started by adding two options absent until now: un emoji button and a language buttonwhich can be placed in the toolbar, in order to be able to access it quickly.
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Gboard will soon completely change the way its toolbar works
Another novelty that will appeal to fans of personalization, Gboard now allows you toadd as many shortcuts as you want. Until now, it was only possible to select four. Finally, Google will also replace the voice search button, which looks like a microphone, with a completely different shortcut. For now, it is still impossible to touch the latter.
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In other words, the Mountain View firm is clearly playing personalization card, which can only be beneficial for its already popular Android keyboard. We will also note the appearance of a new Privacy menu, which does not however add any additional options compared to the current version, except that it is more easily accessible.
All these changes are visible today via version 12.6.06.491625702 from Gboard, but it is very likely that you will have to wait a few more days before you can test them for yourself.
Source: Android Police