Google I/O is here, and to kick off the presentation today Google’s own Sundar Pichai got on stage to talk about AI. In that, he debuted a video which introduces a new input method in Gboard — morse code.

Starting later today, Google’s Gboard keyboard on Android. This arrives thanks in part to Tania Finlayson, who has used morse code as her method of communication for years. To help users in her situation, morse code is being added to Gboard.

Obviously, this isn’t something everyone will use, but it’s certainly handy. That’s especially true because Google has kept predictive word suggestion around with this feature.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author