Of course Gboard did not registered 500 million downloads in just two weeks, but the most recent major update released by Google was enough to push it past that incredible milestone.
With more than 120 languages supported, GIF and emoji support, as well as glide and voice typing, Gboard is among the most complete and powerful keyboard applications for Android devices.
It allows users to search and share anything from Google, including weather forecasts, news, sports scores, video and images, nearby stores and restaurants. Gboard also makes it easier to type in multiple languages without having to manually switch between them.
Although Google has added GIF support, this feature is only available in apps that have implemented image keyboard support.
On top of that, Gboard learns as you type, which means that you won't have to add word manually to a personal dictionary. Simply type a word once and you can gesture type it or find it in suggestions next time.
Gboard offers many more interesting features, which is probably one of the reasons the number of downloads surged in the last couple of weeks. If you haven't yet tried it out yet, you should definitely give it a chance.