Google adds support for 30 more languages for voice dictation in Gboard, Voice Search, and more

As good as virtual keyboards have gotten, sometimes it’s just easier to send a message or perform a search with your voice than it is to physically type something out. With the latest update to Google’s Cloud Speech API, more users can now take advantage of these features than ever before.

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Google details developer process for adding stickers to Gboard

Gboard 6.5 is now rolling out to all users after entering beta earlier this month. Sticker integration was the major addition in this update and allows for users to insert stickers, similar to GIFs, into compatible text fields. At launch, Bitmoji was a major partner, but Google has now detailed how developers can surface their artwork in the Gboard sticker collection.

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Facebook Messenger now supports sending GIFs via Gboard

GIFs are commonplace in our conversations today, and messaging apps are constantly taking advantage of them and making it easier to insert them into a conversation. Facebook Messenger added native support for GIF search last year, and now it’s adding further support for GIFs on Android by taking advantage of Gboard’s built-in search feature…

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Gboard 6.4 beta expands Incognito mode beyond Android O, brings minor visual redesigns

The latest beta of Gboard for Android is beginning to roll out this evening with one new major feature and several minor visual redesigns. Previously limited to Android O, an Incognito mode to match Chrome’s is now available on Marshmallow and above.

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Have you recently started experiencing performance issues with Gboard? [Poll]

When it comes to Android, customization is one the operating system’s key features. Something that isn’t quite unique to Android anymore but is still a core feature is the ability to change keyboards. One of the most popular, Google’s own Gboard, is now the subject of discussion on Reddit because some have been experiencing issues.

If you’re using Gboard on your Android devices, have you experienced the keyboard becoming less stable over the last couple of months?

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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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