Gboard gets a “search all media” feature in latest update

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Emoji support, handwriting feature, more languages, and even more—Google Gboard continues to be that smart keyboard app that everyone loves to add to their phones. I like the fact that I can already create and cut down text time, search YouTube and Maps; and now a new update to the app allows me to search all media.

A new report, according to 9to5google reveals that I can now search all media files using Gboard. Version 7.0.2 adds a new interface that allows you to search all categories. It comes with a carousal for swiping through the results of queries you enter.

That’s not all though, Chinese and Korean languages have also now been included in the popular keyboard app. Alongside those new features, Google also added a minor keyboard selection option as well as an autocomplete feature for email addresses. All features are now working, except for the email autocomplete tool—that probably will come soon.

Last December Google added handwriting and fast delete support to Gboard. Both features were part of three additions to the app—the third one being URL field suggestions.

The handwriting support simply means the app can convert your handwriting to text. So, all you have to do is to write on your phone and your handwriting will be converted into text.

Gboard also shows suggestions in the URL field when you type. This will speed up your search, especially as you will now be equipped with suggestions as you type addresses.

Last September Google added support for downloadable stickers and Bitmoji to Gboard. This can then be used in any app that supports image pasting. All you need to access and start using Bitmoji or download sticker pack is to have the latest version of Gboard on your phone—and of course, you can do that via the Play Store.

Prior to that update, Gboard welcomed two exciting features that let you search YouTube videos and maps—those were added last July.

The Maps feature lets you share your current location, while the YouTube option lets you search for your favorite videos.

To use the newly added Map feature on Gboard, simply tap the “G” button at the top-left corner of the app’s interface, followed by the Maps to share your current location with your friends and loved ones. You can also search for a location to share using the new feature; simply follow the same procedure as sharing your current location.

To search for a YouTube video on the Gboard app, simply tap on the “G” button, followed by YouTube to search for any video of your choice. You can share searched videos with your friends without leaving the Gboard app on your iOS smartphone.

You can search straight from within the Gboard app just by using the standard Google search. You can also swipe between letters to type, thereby, speeding up word processing. To type, you can slide from key to key.

Author: Ola Ric

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