Gboard – the Google Keyboard

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Gboard — a new keyboard from Google for iOS and Android

You probably spend a lot of your time typing on a mobile keyboard – what you may not know, is that not all keyboards are created equal. The mobile device/smart device keyboard, Gboard, is from Google and integrates some of the most common features with some of the most common tasks.

You can use the Gboard to search Google from within the keyboard (and therefore within any app where the keyboard is used) – so if you’re chatting away and need some information that previously you would have left and Google’d – you can now do it all from where you are – genius!

Check out this video from Google that shows how that might look in practice.

Worry not iPhone users – the Gboard is available for Android and iOS (Apple) devices (install options below)! So you have that same experience on both types of devices.

The app – as you might expect – boasts additional features such as –

  • GIFs — Search GIFs for the best reaction
  • Emoji Search — Find the perfect emoji, faster
  • Glide Typing — Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter

If you’d like to give Gboard a go on your device, select your mobile OS above and you’ll go straight to the store.