Google’s own keyboard Program – Gboard – in its latest update (v7.6) for Android has brought a helpful new feature.It now lets users make the computer keyboard float and move it on the screen. Together with the floating keyboard feature, tapping the Gboard’s G icon will fetch you the newest Floating option. To recall, an APK teardown of the last version of the app in September had found it to be preparing to deliver the new floating keyboard alongside a bunch of new features. It now appears to be available for most Android users. Meanwhile, an APK teardown of the latest Gboard app version has separately hinted at a few upcoming features. For the time being, there isn’t any information about when this operation will strike Gboard to get iOS, in any respect.
The floating keyboard can be put anywhere on the screen and may be resized or even used for swipe typing. Further, tap the new Floating option. Now, you will be able to drag the keyboard around by dragging and tapping it. Notably, to dock the Gboard back to its original place and size, drag it to the bottom of the display. Interestingly, on leaving the computer keyboard untouched, it turns translucent and reveals the app behind it.
It’s worth noting that the Gboard’s changelog on the Google Play Store does not mention that the floating keyboard feature, however, Technikromorg was able to access it on a few handsets. If you are still not getting the choice yet, do note that Google may roll it out to Android devices shortly. Additionally, the Gboard program has added support for more languages, dialects, and much more. The report asserts there are 47 additions to the list, including the ones inserted in previous releases.
Meanwhile, version 7.6 of Gboard has revealed that a number of features are under development. People at Android Police have decompiled the APK to see a few lines of code that hint at possible upcoming features. It hints at upcoming Halloween GIFs and addition of new languages. The report says that Gboard will be including a category for Halloween GIFs before the festival.
It is possible to download the APK file of the most recent program (v18.104.22.168180289-beta) out of APK Mirror to experience the new Gboard program features. Meanwhile, there is not any certainty on when we can observe the features uncovered through the APK teardown.