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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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Google officially introduces emoji mashup stickers on Gboard as 'Emoji Kitchen' (Update: Compact interface)

Google officially introduces emoji mashup stickers on Gboard as 'Emoji Kitchen' (Update: Compact interface)

Gboard is constantly under construction as Google keeps finding ways to improve one of the most used tools on our phones. The latest experiment looks extremely similar to an earlier test that added GIF and sticker suggestions for emoji last year. This time, the company is experimenting with stickers that put one emoji's emotion on another emoji's shape, and the results can be hilarious.

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Google Gboard may be blocking 'Chinese virus,' similar terms from appearing in autocomplete results

Google Gboard may be blocking 'Chinese virus,' similar terms from appearing in autocomplete results

Gboard, like many keyboard apps, provides users with suggestions on how to complete their words, phrases, or even sentences. It recently adopted federated learning, sampling anonymous user data to serve up-to-date autocomplete results featuring very new terms in our fast-moving human culture. Of course, some phrases aren't particularly suited for a wide audience or are just plain offensive. And with active, constant discourse surrounding the novel coronavirus, Google is reportedly rushing to ban some words and phrases from appearing in the Gboard autocomplete bar.

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Latest Gboard beta reduces keyboard latency, expands handwriting support (Update: APK Download)

Latest Gboard beta reduces keyboard latency, expands handwriting support (Update: APK Download)

Gboard has been steadily increasing its features and support with each update, and the latest beta continues that trend by introducing word prediction and spelling correction for handwriting input, as well as a layout for handwriting in Tibetan.

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Google needs to fix its notoriously bad bilingual speech recognition on Assistant and Gboard (Updated)

Google needs to fix its notoriously bad bilingual speech recognition on Assistant and Gboard (Updated)

Google collects vast amounts of speech data across all of its products, and while it hasn't been too transparent about the practice, we as users profit from it for the most part. Speech recognition has consistently gotten better over the years, which has allowed impressive sci-fi tech like smart speakers to enter our homes. There's one department where Google needs to step up its game, though: multilingual speakers are having a hard time using more than one language on any Google product.

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Gboard working on GIF and sticker suggestions for emoji

Gboard working on GIF and sticker suggestions for emoji

It's incredible how feature-packed Gboard has become over the years with integrated stickers, GIFs, Google Search, clipboard management, and much more, so Google is trying to make some options more accessible. At the moment, the company is testing a function that gives people GIF and sticker suggestions when they add emoji through the keyboard.

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