Gboard Now Has Support for Over 100 Languages; New Sticker Packs Soon

November 21, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Gboard, the central keyboard app for Android from Google, has underwent a slew of upgrades over the past few months. Google is continuing the process by hitting the app with a new update to hand over features including support for new languages.

Until now, Google has been offering a distinct app for inputting those languages that didn’t use traditional Latin script. But that’s changing now with the new update, as Gboard will now support numerous languages that were included in the aforesaid batch.

That includes languages like Japanese in addition to 39 other languages. With this addition, the Gboard app now boasts a support for up to 120 languages altogether. The feature was earlier tested in the beta version. Users won’t be forced to make the switch to Gboard app, as it can be installed separately and accessed via manual tweaks.

Another noteworthy addition is the support for new built-in sticker packs. Stickers have been present inside Gboard, but its working was restricted to those devices which had Allo installed in it. Now, stickers inside Gboard will work irrespective of whether Allo is present on your device. Also there are now four sticker packs available, compared to the one that was available till now.

The features should convince many to make the switch to Gboard keyboard app in case if they haven’t yet made the jump. In addition, Gboard also puts search right on middle of the keyboard along with other features including emoji search, GIF search and more. The latest update is getting gradually rolled out across the globe. You can grab the apk from here if you are impatient.

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