Google released a pretty good keyboard application for the iOS operating system a few months ago: the GBoard. And now this keyboard has received a very useful new feature. You can now dictate a text and have it converted by the application. In addition, the company has provided the application with new emojis and a one more nice feature.
Google released a new function for keyboard application The GBoard – a voice-to-text function or “voice input”.
This voice input seems to work in two different ways. The app description and our own experiments say that you just have to tap the microphone button on the right above the keyboard to start dictation. Other users, including the US website The Verge, however, report that you need to hold down the space-bar key a little longer to dictate a text.
GBoard app supports 15 additional languages now.
Google has now also integrated the emojis, which Apple introduced with iOS on the iPhone, in its own keyboard application. Last but not least, the famous Google Doodles will also be featured in GBoard. They hide behind the Google logo. If this logo is animated in the app, you can tap it to see the “Doodle of the Day”.
However, even before this update, GBoard was regarded as an excellent keyboard application that allows you to do a Google search directly in the keyboard without having to switch to another app.