Gboard Stories August 30
Gboard Stories August 27
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.
Gboard Stories August 22
Gboard Stories August 13
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
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Gboard Stories June 15
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.
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.
Gboard Stories June 10
Gboard Stories May 25
Android 12 brings the biggest visual overhaul to the platform we’ve seen in recent years with a major revamp to Material Design. The redesign leans pretty heavily on rounded UI elements, and now, Gboard is rolling out a take on this design with rounded buttons to some users.
Gboard Stories May 16
Gboard Stories May 11
Gboard clipboard starts surfacing and suggesting recent screenshots
As we spotted at the start of this year, Google is now starting to surface recently captured screenshots directly in the Gboard clipboard for convenient pasting.
Gboard Stories May 8
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The clipboard manager in Gboard is a really solid addition, but it might level up soon as a scrolling suggestion bar looks to be in testing with some users.
Gboard Stories April 2
Gboard Stories March 30
Gboard’s elusive Google Sans font appears to be rolling out again for some users
Gboard often runs A/B tests for new features, themes, and other tweaks, and it appears another one is rolling out this week. Some Gboard users on Android are reporting the return of the Google Sans font after it first appeared last year.
Gboard Stories March 19
Gboard Stories February 25
Gboard 10.3 adds setting to turn off clipboard suggestions on Android
Last year, Gboard introduced clipboard suggestions so that users don’t have to long-press when pasting text. A beta update to Google’s Android keyboard today lets you disable that option.
Gboard Stories January 22
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Gboard for Android has added some neat — and highly requested — features to the popular mobile keyboard. The latest addition hints that Google wants us using more emoji as the spelling or word suggestion bar now manages to cram in extra icons in the latest Gboard release.
Gboard Stories September 28, 2020
Google is rolling out Gboard for Android TV w/ condensed layout
Earlier this year, Google announced that a big refresh would be coming to Android TV’s keyboard. “Gboard TV” is now rolling out to Android TV, complete with a fresh design.
Gboard Stories August 21, 2020
Google’s Gboard offers the ability for users to set themes as they see fit, but for the longest time, it ignored the system’s dark mode setting. After showing up a few weeks ago, Gboard is now rolling out the “System Auto” theme to users enrolled in beta.
Gboard Stories August 12, 2020
Gboard Stories August 11, 2020
Google’s Gboard keyboard has been picking up a bunch of new features over the past several days, and now, it’s rolling out another. Real-time translation is coming to Gboard for voice dictation, and it’s rolling out now for Android users.
Gboard Stories August 10, 2020
Google has pushed a quiet update to its Android version of the Gboard keyboard over the past several days which adds a new feature in smart completion as well as a toggle that allows users to turn off the undo autocorrect shortcut.
With the focus so far primarily being on phones, Google last week launched the final Android 11 Beta. The company this week is focusing on “Android Beyond Phones,” starting with Android TV today. Announcements include new Google Play features, as well as Gboard TV and Android gaming improvements.
Gboard Stories August 9, 2020
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Gboard Stories June 30, 2020
Last week, a new beta version of Gboard began rolling out via the Google Play Store. Today, some folks who use the Gboard beta are finding “Smart Compose” features in Google Messages.
Gboard Stories June 24, 2020
Gboard Stories June 9, 2020
Gboard Stories June 5, 2020
Emoji help us better express ourselves over text messages, and now, Google’s Gboard is testing a new “emoji bar” option to give users faster access.
Gboard Stories June 2, 2020
Google Messages has one big attractive feature in RCS, but other parts of the app have made it a great offering for all users. For a while, Google has been working on adding smart suggestions for stickers in Google Messages since last year, and now, it looks like that feature will be going live soon, and Gboard is testing a similar function too!
Gboard Stories May 28, 2020
Viral tweet reminds us how much better voice typing is on Google Pixel vs. iPhone [Video]
Voice dictation is a really handy feature for getting out a message if you can’t type manually, but the usefulness of that feature relies heavily on how fast, and more importantly, how accurate it is. In a recent tweet that’s gone viral, we’re reminded just how much better voice typing is on a Pixel phone compared to Apple’s iPhone.
Gboard Stories May 20, 2020
Gboard Stories April 15, 2020
Gboard Stories April 10, 2020
How do you feel about Gboard’s new Google logo? [Poll]
Overnight, Google flipped the switch for a ton of Gboard users that put the company’s logo smack dab in the middle of the spacebar. Some people don’t care, others are outraged. Where do you stand on the matter?
Over the past day or so, Google has made a quiet update to its Gboard keyboard for Android. For whatever reason, Google has decided to slap its own logo on the Gboard spacebar and people are unsurprisingly not fans of the change.