Google has released a new beta version of its Gboard app for Android, Gboard 7.0.2. This new version of the app brings a lot of new features like – search all media, autocomplete emails and minor tweaks here and there. Additionally, the company has also added support for new languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
It was previously rumoured that Google was working on a Universal Media Keyboard, however, with this new update the company seems to have integrated the feature directly into the Gboard app. Getting to the first feature, now users’ will be able to search for all media like – emojis, stickers and GIFs at a single place. The media tab shows up as a carousel where users can browse through all of the media by swiping or by searching. For example, when you type smile, the app will show you all of the media options you can send.
The second feature is the email autocomplete, this feature helps users by auto-completing email ids so that the users don’t need to type the full email addresses. Many reports online have suggested that this feature does not work as advertised and has a lot of kinks that the company would need to iron out before releasing it.
Google has changed the layout a bit for picking new keyboards, as the keyboard picker is now fixed and lets users select all the types of keyboards they are comfortable using.
Google has also added additional language support to their keyboard. To try these language keyboards out, users need to go into the settings of the app, open the languages tab and press add a new language.
If you want to try out this beta version of Gboard, then you need to visit the Google Play Store, search for Gboard, open the app page and choose enrol in the beta program. After sometime, you will get a notification that you are now a beta tester of the app. Update to get the latest version.