| June 24, 2019

'Gboard' lets you send emojis, GIFs right from your keyboard

'Gboard' lets you send emojis, GIFs right from your keyboard
Google has announced a new iPhone app called Gboard.

This iOS-based keyboard app allows users to search and send information, GIFs, emoji, and more, directly from the keyboard without having to leave the app.

"With Gboard, you can search and send all kinds of things—restaurant info, flight times, news articles—right from your keyboard.

Anything you’d search on Google, you can search with Gboard," explained Rajan Patel, Principal Engineer, in a blog post on the new app. Results appear as cards with key information, and users can easily send these cards within a conversation.

Gboard also includes Glide Typing, allowing iPhone or iPad users to access a slide-to-type mode for faster input, and searchable GIFs and emoji. Gboard works in any app on your device and is available now in the App Store. For now, the app is limited to English in the U.S., with more languages to follow.

Google's loyal Android users felt left out by the launch of the new iOS app, but the company reassured them that an Android version is on its way.