Gboard 6.6 beta redesigns ‘Languages’ picker, simplifies setting alternate keyboard layouts

Following the rollout of sticker packs and their integration into the keyboard, the latest Gboard beta rolled out earlier this week. Version 6.6 most significantly redesigns the interface for choosing an alternate keyboard layout by merging it with a new simplified Languages picker.

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Gboard 6.5 beta adds sticker integration w/ Bitmoji & others, keyboard & themes tweaks

The latest Gboard beta is rolling out this evening with a number of new features for the Google keyboard. Version 6.5 most signficantly adds sticker integration with apps like Bitmoji, while slightly redesigning several keys as well as the Themes settings page.

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Gboard 6.1 adds quick access to Google Translate, redesigned theme picker, more

Update 3/9: Gboard 6.1 is now out of beta and beginning to roll out to Android devices. All features from the beta have made their way into the final version, with Google also noting that emojis and GIF searches now appear in the suggestion strip, while search now supports right-to-left languages.


In its first update since being rebranded in January, Gboard for Android is adding a number of new features and customizations. Version 6.1.59 is currently in beta, but users can easily sign-up to get the latest version from the Play Store.

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Google releases ‘Gboard’, its iPhone keyboard with built-in search, GIFs, & gesture typing

Third-party keyboards have been possible (but flaky) on iPhones since iOS 8 in 2014, and today Google has joined the likes of Microsoft and others that are trying to offer a better software keyboard to iPhone owners. Meet Gboard, Google’s brand new iPhone keyboard that’s launching today and packed with features including search, GIF lookup, and gesture typing.

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Torwali, an endangered Pakistani language, has been added to Gboard

For many around the world, cheap Android smartphones are the only affordable way to access the internet. This is the case for a small population of natives living in the Swat Valley located in northern Pakistan who speak the Torwali language.

To help keep the language alive, Google worked with the organization Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi to bring the language to Gboard…

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Long after its iOS debut, Google’s Gboard keyboard finally comes to Android [Video]

After debuting on iOS earlier this year, Google has just quietly made its Gboard keyboard available for Android devices. The keyboard comes in as an update to the currently-available Google Keyboard, merging in Google’s Gboard features with Google Keyboard’s current functionality.

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