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Google Rolls Out Its Gboard Keyboard App for iPhone to More Countries

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Google Rolls Out Its Gboard Keyboard App for iPhone to More Countries

Highlights

  • Gboard integrates Google Search into the iPhone keyboard.
  • It was first launched in the US back in May.
  • The keyboard lets you search for emoji, gifs, and information.
Google's Gboard keyboard app for iPhone on Thursday began rolling out more widely, reaching Australia and the United Kingdom. The company also plans to launch the app in India soon.

Version v1.0.1 of Gboard is now listed on the App Store, and it features bug fixes and performance improvements. To recall, Gboard was first introduced for iPhone users in the US in May, ahead of Google I/O 2016, only in English US.

(Also see: Gboard for iPhone Review)

Gboard now supports English UK, English AU, English CA, and English IN, and Google said it is planning on adding support for more languages in future versions.

The iPhone keyboard app from Google raised eyebrows across the world when it launched last month, with the app placing the power of Google's search on in the keyboard, allowing users to quickly emplace information, gifs, and emojis without leaving the conversation.

Gboard features a Google search icon on the top left of the keyboard screen. Once the G icon is pressed, users can search for addresses, flights, and even YouTube videos, and link to them in their chat, social, and email conversations.
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Users can also search for emojis by typing into the Gboard search bar. The relevant emoji pops up as suggestion, and one can just send it without having to scroll through the numerous emojis to find the perfect one. It even lets you search for gif images as well.

The keyboard also supports glide typing, letting you type words by sliding your finger from key to key instead of tapping. There is still no word on when the company plans to launch the app for Android users and other iPhone users globally.
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