By Dave Parrack
Google has given Gboard for iPhone a serious upgrade, adding several new features. There are a host of new languages and new emojis, integration for Google Doodles, and, most interestingly, voice typing. This means you can dictate your messages, saving you precious time and effort.
New to Gboard for iPhone
Google has added support for several new languages, bringing the total number to 15. This means Gboard will now work in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Catalan, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Latin American Spanish, and Turkish.
The most interesting new feature is voice typing. This lets you dictate messages using Gboard, saving you from having to type with your hands. Which is, after all, so 2016. This will be especially useful if you’re forging a long message, or are busy doing something else with your hands.
Last but not least, Google has integrated Google Doodles more fully into Gboard for iPhone. On days when there’s a new Google Doodle to view, the G button will be animated. If you click on it you’ll see the current Doodle and be able to search for more information about it.
Google Prefers iOS to Android
Do you use Gboard for iPhone? If so, are you likely to make use of any of these new features? If not, why not? What keyboard do you use instead? Do you find voice typing useful? Or is it often more trouble than it’s worth? Please let us know in the comments below!
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