Google’s Keyboard(or shall we call it the GBoard?) is finally here, and it looks promising as ever. The app had been launched on the iOS platform back in June and has only made it to Google’s own platform days ago. What’s so different? Glad you asked!
A revamped user interface gives the android users (read: text addicts) some much-needed respite from the mundane buttons, and for the ones who find scrolling around to be too much of a tedious task, easy emoji access has made its way to the keyboard, which also has a Google button to search for what you might like, right from your keyboard itself, saving yourself a scroll or two. Next time your smartass friend asks you a question in that group chat, Google’s right there for your rescue, without you having to go offline for a minute!
The keyboard has better multi-lingual support and Google has introduced themes in this version, offering a variety of flat colours alongside the option to add your own picture as your preferred keyboard theme. Adapting to the users’ needs over time, Google has also added the functionality of search option in the emojis and GIFs, saving you the trouble of having to look through the barrage of tiny figurines looking for that emoji you haven’t used in a while.
All of this added to an improved version of what already existed: The glide typing (sliding over the keys, without having to lift your finger up) and the voice typing, if you prefer talking into your phone instead of having to tap away at it. All in all, the app packs a punch in the keyboard genre, where improvisations are hard to come by and oh, did we mention? It’s completely free! The ones buying the newer stock Androids will have it pre-installed but for all you oldies, head over to the Play Store now!