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Android Gboard will now suggest emojis, GIFs as you type

Google is updating the Gboard Android keyboard with a bevy of slick abilities.


Android fans, Thursday is going to be generous. Google is about update Gboard for Android with new features and abilities. The first of these is GIF and emoji suggestions as you type.

Also coming: The keyboard will translate your entered text into another language in real time.

Other improvements include a different interface for voice typing, which is tweaked to let you switch faster between the functions. This complements Google's recent rollout of voice texting to the Gboard app for iOS.

You can grab the updated Gboard software directly from the Google Play store.