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Gboard adds support for automatic dark theme switching in latest beta

Gboard adds support for automatic dark theme switching in latest beta

Google introduced system level dark theme last year with the Android 10 release, but not all app developers have gotten on board — not even Google's own default keyboard app. Signs of a change came in an app teardown last week. Now, the latest beta update shows us that Gboard is testing new keyboard theme options that support automatic light/dark mode switching based on the current system theme.

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Gboard may soon get a toggle to follow system dark theme, according to teardown

Gboard may soon get a toggle to follow system dark theme, according to teardown

An APK analysis of version 9.6 of Gboard has revealed some major aesthetic changes and some good news on dark theme programming. Changes, as dug up by 9to5Google and seen here, may or may not be carried over to the public release.

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Gboard is adding support for the new Android 11 emoji (APK download) 🎉

Gboard is adding support for the new Android 11 emoji (APK download) 🎉

Like almost any new Android version, Android 11 ships with a selection of new emoji — 117, to be exact. If you currently want to use them in texts and messages, you need to copy and paste them from resources like Emojipedia, but that's finally changing. The latest Gboard beta is adding initial support for the new Emoji 13 set on Android 11.

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Gboard beta is getting Smart Compose for chat apps

Gboard beta is getting Smart Compose for chat apps

Last year, Google rolled out Smart Compose and autocorrect to Gmail and the G Suite version of Google Docs. The feature automatically suggests words based on your writing patterns and common phrases, and it's eerily good at it. It looks like Google wants to expand Smart Compose to more apps, as 9to5Google has discovered a test that brings the feature to Gboard. As far as we can see, it works in multiple messengers like Google Messages, WhatsApp, and Telegram, but it may also be available for other apps.

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Gboard redundantly suggests podcasts on Google Podcasts redundantly

Gboard redundantly suggests podcasts on Google Podcasts redundantly

Gboard, Google's own keyboard app, is able to suggest a variety of items to autocomplete a sentence or even autofill a form. Its powers have also been seamlessly integrated into other Google functions. Now, if you're looking up a podcast, Gboard on Android will even start nudging you towards shows with every letter you type.

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Sticker suggestions in Google Messages are almost ready to go

Sticker suggestions in Google Messages are almost ready to go

Stickers are the messaging trend right now, with Facebook, Telegram, Google, and other companies adding them to any platform they can think of, not even stopping short of mashing up emoji. To make them even more ubiquitous and easier to use, Google is testing some changes in Messages and Gboard, adding contextual sticker recommendations to the former and sticker pack suggestions to the latter.

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Gboard's clipboard suggestions spotted rolling out more widely

Gboard's clipboard suggestions spotted rolling out more widely

Those clipboard suggestions spotted in Gboard back in April have started rolling out more widely. Some of our readers have reported seeing the feature live in the latest Gboard beta, though it still isn't available for everyone just yet.

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How to change the Samsung Keyboard to Gboard

How to change the Samsung Keyboard to Gboard

Any smartphone user will surely admit that they spend an inordinate amount of time typing things out through their software keyboard. So seeing that the software keyboard is one of the most-used tools in a user's library of apps, it stands to reason that people would want to use the most reliable tool at their disposal. So if you happen to be a Samsung user, and would like to move away from the Samsung Keyboard to something that offers a few more advantages, like Google's Gboard, then this how-to has you covered.

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Clipboard suggestions spotted in Gboard

Clipboard suggestions spotted in Gboard

Google is testing an even easier way of quickly pasting content from your clipboard in Gboard without a tedious long-press. Building on the pop-up suggestions in Android 10, the folks at 9to5Google have spotted a test for Gboard that makes pasting from your clipboard as easy as a single tap on the top bar.

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Google almost immediately abandons widely-hated Google logo on Gboard space bar

Google almost immediately abandons widely-hated Google logo on Gboard space bar

The magic of server-side rollouts means that a change can roll out to almost everyone's devices at the same time, regardless of OS or app versions. That's exactly what happened over the past few days, as the Google logo appeared on the space bar in the Gboard keyboard, but the change has seemingly already been reversed.

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