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Gboard adds emoji and GIF suggestions, live Google Translate integration

Gboard adds emoji and GIF suggestions, live Google Translate integration

Similar to iOS's native keyboard, Gboard now suggests GIFs and emoji as you're typing. Translate will launch within Gboard for instant translations.

Need to text in more than one language?

Google has rolled out an update today morning wherein it has introduced a slew of new features to the keyboard. These GIFs can also be shared across other apps, including Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Hangouts, and Allo, which makes Gboard something of a stand-in for other popular GIF search apps, like Giphy. The new integrations will allow you to translate texts into other languages right from your keyboard. Now, tapping the microphone will bring up a new voice typing interface without taking you away from your keyboard.

Now, instead of typing out a message and translating it after the fact with Now on Tap, or inputting text into Google's dedicated Translate app, Gboard will do it automatically for you once you tap the Translate icon.

Today, other platforms, including Apple, offer emoji suggestions as you type, but Gboard is today upping its game by offering suggested GIF searches in the suggestion strip, too. For themes, you also get new scenes to choose as backdrops along with a promise of more new themes to arrive in the future.

This presents all sorts of opportunities for near-instant cross-lingual communication - or just trolling your friend by seamlessly switching to a language neither of you understand.

It's worth noting that the Gboard is also available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Speaking with the update's most notable feature, Google Translate makes a killer cameo here. Google is positioning Gboard as a one stop solution for translating stuff as well.

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