Google’s iOS App Now Offers In-built Gboard Features

April 3, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

iOS users will no longer have to download the standalone Gboard keyboard app if to use the features across all your iOS apps. An update from Google for iOS now improves the functionality of the app by enabling in-built Gboard features along with additional features like widget and improved 3D Touch services.

The in-built Gboard comes loaded with all the standalone Gboard features, and will let users perform in-keyboard searches through Google along with support for GIF searchers, multiple languages and emojis. Users will have to enable it through the settings under the Google app.

Google’s integration of Gboard app with the main app is not just a move to save a bit of space on iOS. Instead, it is envisioned under company’s broader plans of providing deeper integrations of its flagship app in the rival operating system.

In addition to the Gboard support, the update will also add a new ‘Trending on Google’ widget which can be placed in the notification center of your iOS device. The contents displayed will be based on the braking news and trending tops as per the live trending searches in Google. Users can catch the entire news by clicking on the widget, which will take the users to the main Google app.

Lastly, Google update also enhances the 3D Touch options with support now enabled for a Quick Search option that takes you to the search box directly without having to load the homescreen of the app. Other options available in 3D Touch are voice search, image search, and the incognito mode.

Users can get the latest update by downloading it from the App Store.

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