Google has released a Major Update for the iOS version of Gboard

Gboard is one of the most popular keyboard apps available for iOS and Android. The keyboard offers a variety of useful features that help it stand out in comparison to other keyboard apps that can be found on the app stores.

iPhone and iPad owners will be happy to learn that the app has been recently updated and it is now better than ever. Read below to learn more about the update.

New features:

  • Support has been added for Lao and Mongolian languages.
  • Users are able to enable haptic feedback by visiting the settings menu.
  • The app has been optimized in order to reduce its size.

Here are some of the features that are offered by the app:

One-handed mode

iPhones have continued to grow in the recent years and using an iPhone XS with one hand can be one tricky (even more so when you are looking at size of the XS Max). The Google Keyboard alleviates the issue by offering an intuitive one-handed mode. This feature can be easily activated by long-pressing enter or the comma key.  You can slide up the icon which looks like a hand holding a phone in order to flip the keyboard.

Glide typing

This feature complements the one-handed mode by allowing users to glide their thumb over the desired letters. The smart keyboard will be able to identify the word and insert it. It takes a brief period of accommodation at first but it’s a fast and accurate alternative to classic tapping.

Smart spacebar

You can swipe on the space bar in order to move the cursor and quickly change a word or sentence.

Quickly find the right emoji

A great emoji search feature allows users to quickly type a word and fight the related emoji without the need to scroll through several pages.

Users that wish to enable haptic feedback are advised to follow these steps:

Open the Gboard app

Open the Keyboard Settings menu by holding the gear key

Scroll down until you find the Enable haptic feedback on key press option and turn the feature on.

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