Gboard for Android updated with new languages and editing tools

Gboard for Android updated with new languages and editing tools
Google's keyboard application for Android devices, Gboard has just been updated with new languages and some new tools. If you're a long-time Gboard user who speaks India, then you'll be happy to know that Google has added 22 Indic languages including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and Gujarati.

As the title says, the developers also included a brand new text editing tool, which allows users to select, copy and paste much easier. Furthermore, new options for resizing and repositioning the keyboard to better fit user's hand and texting style have been implemented.

The search giant confirmed that aside from the 22 new Indic languages, the keyboard application features support for Kinyarwanda and Waray. Thanks to the new additions, Gboard for Android now offers glide typing and suggestions in more than 185 language varieties.

In order to access the new text editing mode, users must select the Text Editing icon in the quick features menu by pressing the G button in the suggestion strip. In the same quick features menu, you can tap “More”, and click the one-handed mode button so that you can adjust the size and position of the keyboard.

The latest new features and improvements to the Gboard are now available via Google Play. If you already have the Android app installed on your phone, you should update it to the newest version.

source: Google



1. rockvarun

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

GBOARD is the best keyboard on Android platform!

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

"If you're a long-time Gboard user who speaks India" Indian*

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Naww it looks like the Samsung keyboard now and there's no option to change the look of the keyboard now (there were 2 types before, one that made the space bar thin and the other made it bigger)

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Edit, never mind, the key borders option is still there.

5. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

India has so many languages. Never mind. Americans doesnt have a clue about other countries.

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, and lots of stupid people there who call other people "idiots" for not being perfect in English.

9. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

What's a "country"? Please explain...

7. SirrJonathan

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

They've also made the corners of the keys rounded, they we squared before this update.

8. libra89

Posts: 2292; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I noticed that too. Surprised no one mentioned it aside from you.

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