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Gboard can now translate as you type

Gboard can now translate as you type

It's search engine is arguably the best in the world. The source mentions an example, stating that users can draw a letter on their smartphone screens then the operating system will instantly show a list of recent contacts that begin with the specified letter. However, that is not enough for the company and it was to delve even deeper into your smartphones that it launched Gboard. These features includes access to emoji and GIF suggestions while you type, improved voice typing, more keyboard themes, as well as access to Google Translate. You can use this feature to share GIFs in supported apps like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Hangouts, and Allo.

Now this particular feature is a deft bit of maneuvering on Google's part. There are also talks of adding gesture triggers to help users perform functions with speed and ease.

Probably the biggest new addition in this release is Google Translate support. Gboard for iOS also supports Google Doodles and voice typing. As you start typing, the Google Translate technology will instantly output your phrase in a language of your choice.




Again, you notice the logic here? Now, Gboard will do it all right there for you. Oh and thanks to the fact that the Google Neural Machine Translation system is at work here, the sentences are likely to be much more cohesive and intelligible than what you would expect from most other translation tools out there.

With the update, Gboard's voice typing feature also gains an updated interface, which makes it easier for users to toggle voice or text typing back and forth.

And finally, tapping on the "G" icon in the suggestion strip will offer access to new search features, including web, GIF and emoji. But, neither of those options would be as convenient (or nifty) as this new Gboard feature.

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