Gboard: Google announces keyboard for iPhone with built-in search function

Gboard is the latest iOS keyboard from Google that enables search right from the keyboard

By: Tech Desk | Updated: July 21, 2016 5:43:33 pm
Gboard is the latest iOS keyboard from Google that enables search right from the keyboard Gboard is the latest iOS keyboard from Google that enables search right from the keyboard

Google has finally released its own keyboard for iPhone. The keyboard is essentially an extension of company’s search functions.

Google’s keyboard for iPhone is called Gboard and it features a ‘G’ button on the top left-hand corner which allows users to perform web searches, GIFs, images and more, right from the keyboard. The idea is to search and paste directly into any conversation.

Google’s Gboard has been in the works for sometime and back in March, The Verge had reported about Google’s keyboard.

Apart from the search feature, Google Gboard also offers excellent word prediction and allows for word tracing like Swype keyboard. In April, Microsoft had announced its Word Flow keyboard with unique arc-shaped single-handed typing for iPhone.

Google’s Gboard app won’t be offering speech-to-text feature, which stays exclusive to Apple keyboard for now. Of course, the keyboard app is currently available only in the US App Store.

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