Gboard bug prevents users from glide typing, but here is how you can fix it
The issue appeared only recently, but Google has already acknowledged the situation and promised to provide Gboard users a fix very soon. The developers have even offered those anxious to start using glide typing again a workaround:
Well, you'll be pleased to know that if you're using the workaround provided initially by Google, the issue will completely disappear and you'll be able to take advantage of Gboard's glide typing. We don't know if Google will still deploy a bug fix for Gboard, but if you have any issues with glide typing, use the workaround above.