Gboard for iOS gets voice typing and new emoji

Gboard for iOS gets voice typing and new emoji
Are you a rebel, using Google products on your iPhone 7 Plus? Well, we have good news for you, then. Gboard, Google's keyboard app, is getting an update.

First of all, Google included more languages to the supported ones for Gboard. The keyboard can now work in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Catalan, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Latin American Spanish and Turkish. In order to use one of those languages, you can go to Languages > Add Language from inside the Gboard app.

Google has also beefed up the emoji support for Gboard. Users can now search and send all the emoji that iOS 10 supports.

One nifty little feature is the integration of Google doodles into Gboard. If you see the Google logo in the top left of the keyboard animate when you use Gboard, you can click it to display the day's doodle, and search for extra info on it.

The biggest update, though, is the voice typing option that is now included in Gboard for iOS. In order to use it, you just need to hold the spacebar key until you're prompted to speak, then dictate your message to the app.

While not many, these changes are certainly big, allowing easier access to the app, and more emoji. We're not entirely sure which is more important, though.

source: Google

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5 Comments

2. TerryTerius unregistered

Finally. That took entirely too long.

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Voice typing is pretty nice!

4. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

wasnt Latin American Spanish already there?

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

Gboard on iOS is really good.. it is extremely stable and keeps up with me as fast as I can possibly go with no stutter what so ever. Also been a big fan of Swype gesture for years so..

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's a little different but I can deal, now I can swipe again and still voice type, this is a great day!!

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