The Google Keyboard or GBoard as [they] call it; on the surface looks like any ordinary keyboard. In fact is almost boring to look at.
But it's jam packed with features and tools that even the experienced GBoard user will find something new here (I certainly did!).
No need to manually add words to a personal dictionary. Type a word once and you can gesture type it or find it in suggestions next time. Long press a suggestion to remove it from your 'learned words' or the keyboard dictionary.
enable in Gboard Settings→ Dictionary → Sync learned words
Unfortunately this is not available for G Suite accounts :( boo.
Slide your finger across the space bar to move the cursor (don't press and hold, just touch and slide in a quick smooth action) - so cool!
Slide left from the delete key to quickly highlight then delete multiple words in one movement
enable in Settings → Preferences → Number Row
Show quick hints on your keys to access symbols with a long press (enable in Gboard Settings → Preferences → Long press for symbols)
On large screen phones, pin keyboard to the left or the right of the screen by long pressing on Enter and selecting the thumb icon.
Gesture from the '?123' key to temporarily switch to the symbols keyboard and insert a symbol. Long hold on the symbols key to get variant of that symbol
Gesture from the SHIFT key to a character to capitalise it
Choose a theme with or without key borders to suit your style.
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