Skip to main content

Gboard 6.1 update brings emoji and GIF suggestions and real time translation

Google has announced some fresh new features that are coming to the Android version of Gboard.

In the 6.1 update, you’ll get emoji & GIF searches in the suggestion bar as you type, so you can express yourself in new and more fun ways. So when you’re talking with your friend about meeting up for pizza, the pizza emoji will appear in the suggestion bar.

The voice typing has gotten a slight makeover, instead of taking up your whole keyboard, it just occupies the space of the suggestion bar, so you can easily go back to the regular keyboard at anytime.

Also in the new update, is the ability to use pictures as your keyboard’s backdrop. To do this, all you have to do is go to the Gboard setting and select a theme. Google said that they’ll be adding more themes of a regular basis, so keep checking back for new ones.

And finally, the last new feature is the ability to translate instantly with Google Translate in your keyboard. To do this, just press the Google icon on Gboard then the Google Translate Icon and a text bar will show up in your suggestion bar and as you start typing, it will automatically translate in real-time.

Google has also added support for right-to-left languages (such as Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi) to Gboard. Also, not mentioned in Google’s blog post, is that when you do a Google search using Gboard, it will show you today’s Google Doodle (if there is one).

The new 6.1 update for Gboard for Android is rolling out now and you should see the update on the Google Play Store soon. Or if you’re too impatient (like myself), you can download the APK file from APK Mirror.

Source: Google

from TheCanadianTechie


Popular posts from this blog

HTC Vive now $799 in Canada

HTC has announced that they’re dropping the price of their Vive headset by $200, making $799 CAD ($599 USD), down from $1,149 CAD ($799 USD).This is likely in order to better compete with the Oculus Rift which also just recently dropped its price to $549 CAD ($399 USD).Each purchase of a Vive headset comes two base stations and two motion controllers along with a one-month free trial to their Viveport subscription, which allows users play up to five VR titles each month, you also get Google’s Tilt Brush app.“We know price is just one component of a purchase decision, but when you line up all that Vive offers, we’re building a complete VR ecosystem that customers can rely on today and for years to come,” HTC said in a statement.The HTC Vive is available from, Microsoft Store and directly from HTC’s site.Source: HTC

from WordPress

Everything that’s coming to Netflix Canada in October

Things are about to get Stranger this October on Netflix Canada.October sees the premiere of the much-anticipated season 2 of Stranger Things but lets take a look at what else is coming this month. October 1st – 7th To start of the month, we have Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as Whitney Bulger, the infamous gangster. Also on the 1st, sees the release of Patriots Day which tells the story of a cop on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. On the 2nd, we see the release of Mr.Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown which is a documentary about the music icon. On the 5th, we see the release of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond which is a “rockumentary” featuring rare archival footage of The Beatles as they create their most iconic album. October 8th – 14th On the 11th, we see the release of 2015’s Goosebumps starring Jack Black. And starting on the 12th, the second season of Riverdale airs new episodes weekly. Season 4 of Voltron: Legendary Defender releases on O…

Everything that’s coming to CraveTV in November

CraveTV has a couple of titles coming in November.Starting on Friday, November 3rd, new episodes of The Beaverton will stream on CraveTV after it premieres on The Comedy Network. New episodes from season 2 will continue to air every Friday.The new Showtime comedy series, SMILF, which is about Bridgette Bird (Frankie Shaw), “a young, single mom from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of working-class single motherhood.” SMILF will air on Sundays starting November 5th at 10pm ET and run for eight episodes. The 2o-episode drama series, The Knick by director Steven Soderbergh will be available for streaming on Friday, November 10th. On November 12th at 10pm ET, is when Long Time Running, the documentary about the iconic Canadian band, The Tragically Hip on their final tour. On November 13th at 10:30pm ET, the six-part comedy thriller, Ill Behaviour will begin streaming. The Showtime documentary, George Michael: Freedom will be available …