Gboard’s Google Search Integration Is Getting Smarter

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Google with 1 Comment

Gboard is a fantastic keyboard on Android and iOS. Google’s been building the keyboard for years now, and it’s added some really useful feature over time. And now, it’s getting another useful new feature.

The keyboard already comes with Google search integrated, which means you can search the web and for other things like GIFs, stickers, right from the keyboard. It makes it incredibly easy to communicate, especially if you are on Android. Google is now taking things a step further with a new feature that will show you context-based results.

When you start typing something, the Google G on the keyboard bar will transform to let you know if there’s any relevant content you can send with a message. For example, when you type words like “dog”, it will show you stickers or emojis for a dog. Similarly, when you search for a popular topic or celebrity, the icon will transform to view some of the top results about them.

Google is only testing the new feature with some users for the time being, though Android Police notes that the feature has been in testing for months. Considering that it’s now started to roll out to more users, the feature may not take too long to arrive for everyone else, though.

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