Gboard Stories February 24

In the coming months, Google is expected to add a slew of AI features to its products, with some already rumored for I/O 2023. Gboard for Android is now working to integrate the Imagen text-to-image generator.

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Gboard Stories February 14

Google has been working on a redesign of the Gboard toolbar on Android since August, and it’s now starting to roll out for some beta users.

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Gboard Stories January 16

Haptic feedback on smartphones has become a great tool when used in moderation. On the Pixel, having haptics turned on for your keyboard can give typing a different feel, though some might prefer to leave it off. Here’s how to turn keyboard haptic feedback on or off for your Google Pixel.

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Gboard Stories January 12

Since August, Gboard has been working on a redesign of the Shortcuts toolbar. Development on that continues with the latest beta this week, while Google has decided to tweak the tablet UI.

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Gboard Stories December 1, 2022

Now that we’re in the thick of the holiday season, Google Photos is launching an easy way to create delightful holiday card collages, while Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen is gaining a flurry of wintry combinations.

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Gboard Stories November 8, 2022

For some, if not most, Gboard’s emoji picker is likely one of their most heavily used interfaces on their phone, and Google is redesigning it today.

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Gboard Stories October 10, 2022

Since I/O 2022, Google has been releasing large-screen-optimized UIs for its first-party apps. The latest Gboard beta is now rolling out an Android tablet layout that is long overdue and pretty good out of the gate.

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Gboard Stories October 6, 2022

At Made by Google 2022, a number of Assistant announcements were made across all the new devices and form factors. Pixel phones are seeing updates to Assistant Voice Typing, At a Glance, Quick Phrases, Recorder, and more.

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Gboard Stories September 30, 2022

A year after introducing the “teacup version,” Google Japan is back with a new physical form factor for Android’s default keyboard app: the Gboard bar.

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Gboard Stories September 14, 2022

Voice-to-text might not be the first feature you think of on your smartphone, but it’s one that can really enhance how useful your device really is. With its Pixel 6 last year, Google debuted a new speech-to-text experience that blew away everything before it, and now, it’s time for that experience to come to other Android phones.

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Gboard Stories September 8, 2022

The latest update for Gboard on Android allows you to automatically add emojis to (or “Emojify”) your messages and includes new fall-themed sticker combinations in the Emoji Kitchen.

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Gboard Stories August 12, 2022

Last August, Google rolled out a handful of Material You flourishes to Gboard for Android, and a few more are now coming to the keyboard, including the shortcuts bar.

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Gboard Stories August 7, 2022

Gboard adds ‘Flick input sensitivity’ setting, but it’s not for swipe typing

Gboard for Android recently introduced a setting called “Flick input sensitivity” for Japanese users, and not swipe/glide typing.

Gboard Stories August 2, 2022

Google’s most recent design changes to Gboard introduced various Material You flourishes. A small update recently tweaked Gboard themes so they now extend to the navigation bar on more Android phones.

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Gboard Stories July 18, 2022

Emoji Kitchen for Gboard: Full list of emojis

Earlier this year Google added a neat and fun addition to Gboard in its Emoji Kitchen. The feature lets Android users create wacky combinations of different emoji directly on their keyboard, before sending those creations in their favorite apps. Here’s the full list of what’s supported in the Emoji Kitchen, as well as how you can use it on Android, answers about how it works on iOS, and the latest updates to the feature.

Gboard Stories July 12, 2022

How to switch to a full QWERTY keyboard on your Galaxy Watch

The Galaxy Watch 4 is, as a whole, a great device. However, dictation and the stock keyboard are not strong points of the watch in any capacity. Fortunately, those who want a full QWERTY keyboard for the Galaxy Watch have options available. This guide will take you through exactly how to set up Gboard’s QWERTY keyboard on the Galaxy Watch.

Gboard Stories July 6, 2022

Gboard’s split keyboard also works on the Microsoft Surface Duo

Last week Google’s Gboard keyboard finally launched a split keyboard option but only for foldable devices. As it turns out, the split keyboard in Gboard also works on Microsoft’s Surface Duo.

Gboard Stories June 30, 2022

Foldable smartphones are now picking up a new split keyboard in Gboard, thanks to the latest updates.

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Further to an existing Emoji Kitchen feature within Gboard, Google’s first-party keyboard now appears to be highlighting or surfacing the emoji-laden sticker packs in the predictive text bar.

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Gboard Stories June 2, 2022

Gboard custom text stickers drop Pixel exclusivity as Emoji Kitchen gets Pride, summer updates

As part of Android’s quarterly drop of new features, Gboard is getting a pair of updates that expands the availability of custom text stickers, while the latest Emoji Kitchen additions are here.

Gboard Stories May 25, 2022

Back in March, Gboard heavily suggested that it was adding a split keyboard for foldables, and the first look at that design is now here. 

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Gboard Stories May 12, 2022

The latest update to Emoji Kitchen is rolling out some new summery sticker combos with watermelons, cherries, and more.

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Gboard Stories April 22, 2022

Gboard is your dedicated GIF keyboard.

GIFs have become an integral part of communication in the last few years. Because of that, it makes sense that Google’s keyboard, also known as Gboard, can be a dedicated GIF keyboard on any phone or tablet you own, including Android and iOS devices. This guide will go through how you can use it to find GIFs just as easily as taking a breath.

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Gboard Stories April 1, 2022

Google Translate has been updated with a very neat quality-of-life improvement on Android that sees Gboard automatically update languages to improve text entry.

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Gboard Stories March 31, 2022

If you ever thought that the current list of premade emojis out there was too restrictive, then you’re in luck. Gboard has a feature set called the Emoji Kitchen, wherein you can combine emojis to make some interesting hybrids. This guide will take you through how to do exactly that.

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Gboard Stories March 30, 2022

In addition to getting Custom Text stickers with the latest Pixel Feature Drop, Gboard is now beginning to roll out an “Emojify” capability that’s marked by a magic wand button.

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Gboard Stories March 29, 2022

How to restore Assistant voice typing on Pixel 6 by resetting the Google app

Some have found that Google Assistant voice typing no longer works on their Pixel 6 phones. Here’s how to reset the Google app to get things working again.

Gboard Stories March 17, 2022

As Google has been pushing for better tablet and foldable support in Android, the company’s own Gboard keyboard has somewhat fallen behind. Now, it seems Google is working on improving its support for at least the Galaxy Z Fold 3, with a new layout going live in Gboard and a hint at more coming.

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Once a Pixel 6 exclusive feature, Google seems to have enabled the flagship’s excellent Assistant voice typing on more Pixel phones.

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Gboard Stories March 10, 2022

Gboard for Android keeps picking up new features to help you express yourself, and now Google is going a step further by helping out with your grammar on any Android device with “Grammar Check” and adding a new treat for Pixel owners too.

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Gboard Stories March 1, 2022

Gboard appears to be testing contextual text-based stickers as an expansion of a similar emoji-based option already available on the popular first-party keyboard for Android.

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Gboard Stories February 18, 2022

With the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Google introduced a “Grammar check” capability in Gboard that “works entirely on-device to preserve privacy, detecting and suggesting corrections for grammatical errors while the user is typing.” It’s now appearing on other Pixel phones.

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Gboard Stories January 28, 2022

Gboard’s newest Emoji Kitchen addition can make a literal ‘tiger king’

Google has expanded Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen stickers ahead of the Lunar New Year, allowing you to mix tigers into fun combinations, including a literal “tiger king.”

Gboard Stories December 1, 2021

The latest batch of combinations out of Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen allows you to express your emotions through an adorable dog’s face, or give someone the gift they truly deserve this holiday season.

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Gboard Stories October 19, 2021

Since launching in 2019, the new Google Assistant (NGA) has let users issue commands much faster in a back-to-back, as well as offline, manner. The Pixel 6 brings that capability to Gboard for an “Assistant voice typing” experience that is an appreciable upgrade.

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Gboard Stories October 6, 2021

From November of last year to the first few months of 2021, Gboard tested “enhanced voice typing” on Pixel phones with the new Google Assistant. It was a rather wide beta that fulfilled the promise of what was shown off at I/O 2019. The capability was unceremoniously pulled, but “Assistant voice typing” looks to be finally launching with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

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Gboard Stories September 30, 2021

Google Japan has a penchant for Gboard/input-related April Fools’ announcements. While April 1st has not been observed by the company for the past two years, one such product idea looks to have been brought back to mark the Kitano Tea Ceremony today: Gboard teacup version.

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Gboard Stories September 28, 2021

Gboard is a keyboard full of neat features and a rock-solid core typing experience, but like any Google product feature, it’s subject to evolve over time. With the Emoji Kitchen rising in popularity, Google has just confirmed it will scrap its “Minis” stickers from Gboard in the not-too-distant future.

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Gboard Stories September 23, 2021

Google’s clever and fun Emoji Kitchen in Gboard is getting another expansion this Fall, this time with a mischievous little goat.

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Gboard Stories August 30, 2021

So far, Gboard has received a Material You redesign that introduced rounded UI elements and support for Dynamic Color. The latest tweak to conform to Material You sees Gboard get circular key popups. 

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Gboard Stories August 27, 2021

Regardless of the size of your smartwatch, inputting information on it can be a pain. Text input is done best by voice, which makes that tech crucial to get right. On Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, the default is Samsung’s engine, but it’s easy to switch over to Gboard for some big improvements.

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Gboard Stories August 22, 2021

Earlier this week, Gboard widely rolled out its Material You redesign and Dynamic Color theme on Android 12. The Google keyboard is also set to get more MY elements and a redesign of settings.

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Gboard Stories August 13, 2021

Gboard now prominently highlights the most likely word suggestion

Besides the flashy Material You redesign on Android 12 and various tweaks to settings in recent weeks, Gboard has gained a small addition where the most likely word suggestion is now prominently highlighted.

Gboard Stories August 5, 2021

With the last Pixel Feature Drop in June, Google touted a new Gboard feature that highlights “key snippets” of copied text with a phone number or address. Gboard 10.9, currently in beta, introduces a setting to disable that feature.

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Gboard Stories August 2, 2021

Besides the Material You redesign becoming more widely available on Android 12 today, Gboard introduced new settings for “Emojis, Stickers & GIFs” that provide better control over related suggestions and the appearance of expressive media. 

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With Beta 3 earlier this week, Google’s upcoming design language is appearing in more places throughout the OS. Some Android 12 users are now seeing the Gboard Material You redesign live.

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Gboard Stories June 15, 2021

One of the best features of Gboard is its extremely clever and fun Emoji Kitchen. On the back of another update rolling out now, Google is also rolling out an updated library for the Emoji Kitchen. Here’s the good news. Finally, Google is giving its beloved blobs some attention, inserting them into the Emoji Kitchen and resulting in some truly adorable combinations.

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Gboard will soon offer Emoji Kitchen suggestions suited to your conversation

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen, which mixes together emojis to fantastic effect, is getting smarter, suggesting the perfect sticker for the conversation at hand.

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