Gboard by Google

Google Search, GIFs, emojis & more—right from your keyboard



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orliesaurus — Lasers handler
A hundred startups crying themselves to sleep tonight!
Jason L. Baptiste — Founder, Onswipe
@orliesaurus Just like youtube cried itself to sleep with video, twitter did with buzz, spotify did with music, and the list goes on. The "what if Google does it" question is over-rated.
Blake Robbins — VC at Ludlow Ventures
@jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus It's especially over-rated when others have had a year or two head-start.
Olivier Plante — CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@blakeir @jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus yeah if Google would do everything, then I stay in bed all day but it's not the case! We're building our product and here to stay!
orliesaurus — Lasers handler
@oplante @blakeir @jasonlbaptiste That's the spirit keyboard-apps warriors! don't let google eat your dreams!
Olivier Plante — CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@orliesaurus That's not necessarily a bad thing. It should only drive those startups to make better products. I know I personally have tried at least 3 other gif keyboards now, and haven't been able to use a single one of them as a functional keyboard. On first try, this one seems just as good (if not better) than the native keyboard.
orliesaurus — Lasers handler
@thejohnnyhill same tbh, i tried for a week different ones that I wont mention because I am nice! ...but freezes, crashes and not having the swipe functionality made me uninstall .. I hope this motivates more fellow product makers to step their game up - and start replying to feedback tweets/emails too ;)
Cem Kozinoglu — CEO/Founder @SlashKeyboard
@orliesaurus who is sleeping? 😉 wait few weeks and see what we are about to come up with. Google did an awesome job, we just have to do better or go home, rules of the game.
@cemkozinoglu @orliesaurus while you're here, I will say that Slash is definitely one of the better keyboards out right now. I love just how many services it brings into one keyboard, it's pretty brilliant. The thing that killed it for me was the autocorrect—unlike the native iOS keyboard, Slash was trying to correct all my made-up words that iOS natively recognizes as mine, or even (incorrectly) corrected more obscure words to more obvious words. If that could be improved upon, Slash would definitely be usable for me.
Cem Kozinoglu — CEO/Founder @SlashKeyboard
@thejohnnyhill @orliesaurus I agree and we are working right and left to fix that, also adding contextual suggestions in our next release to your Connected services ;) Imagine Spotify, or Dropbox, Instagram or Google Drive files are now a part of your search? Really close dropping this new version. In terms of number of services, this release will finally come up with our Platform with some partnerships we have been working on (Hint @giphy + more). Lets see how you will like this one.
@cemkozinoglu Fair enough, sounds like there's some good stuff in the works! I'll be sure to give it another shot when it gets updated!
orliesaurus — Lasers handler
@cemkozinoglu and @oplante u guys should work close one to another :)
Jay Hack — Student
@orliesaurus @oplante @blakeir @jasonlbaptiste those brave, brave founders making apps for sharing gifs via keyboards.
Olivier Plante — CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@orliesaurus or not ;)
orliesaurus — Lasers handler
@oplante haha c etait une bonne blague... just a prank bro
Tristan Celebi — iOS Developer
@orliesaurus Yeah your right! Gboard is the keyboard to rule them all ;)
Olivier Plante — CEO, Thingthing Keyboard @thingthingapp
@orliesaurus clair hehe ;)
Ryan Abrams — Founder, ABR Media Group
@blakeir @jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus Head starts are overrated when talking about a startup going up against the Big G and their engineering team, budget and distribution capabilities.
Jackie Luo — Engineer, Nylas
Daniel Klose — Former HW Project Manager - Now Coffee
@jasonlbaptiste a startup based on a keyboard is overrated...
Dustin — The Jersey Lab & Meta Walls
When is it coming to Canada?
Bri Connelly — product @ Google
Hey PH,

Bri from the Gboard team here. Gboard is a new iOS keyboard from Google that lets you search and send search results, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. We also added Glide Typing (aka gesture typing) so you can type even faster. Check it out at It’s US only for now, but we have a global update coming shortly.

A couple of pro tips:
- We have emoji autocorrect. Try typing “pizza”.
- You can move the cursor by dragging your finger across the space bar.
- When you tap a search result card the text is added to your message, but you can send an image of the card by pasting into the messaging space.
- We’re trying out this new predictive search feature. Try texting a friend, “want to get a drink tonight” to see it in action.

🙏 We’d love get some feedback and I’m happy to answer questions!
Jordy van Gent — Head of Marketing at Mollie
@bricon5 Look great! Can't wait to have it in The Netherlands.
Bri Connelly — product @ Google
@jordyvangent Glad to hear it. More languages/countries are coming soon!
Yashendra Shukla — Intern, Urban Farming Co.
@bricon5 @jordyvangent Would love an option for metric/celsius 😊 Keyboard is nearly perfect otherwise!
Bri Connelly — product @ Google
@yashendra2797 @jordyvangent It's coming with our multi lingual release!
Yashendra Shukla — Intern, Urban Farming Co.
Stephen D. Vujevich — Social Media Acct. Exec., Gregory FCA
@bricon5 Bri, tell the team that I just ran around my office showing it to everyone and they love it! GREAT WORK! :)
@bricon5 When might UK support come?
Harrison Weber — Executive Editor, VentureBeat
@bricon5 What do you think of Slash ( It's very similar to Google's app.
Taylor Barnett — Developer + Community, Keen IO
@bricon5 Proud of you girl! 🙌💖💪
Alan Garrec —
@bricon5 haha "emoji autocorrect"!!!

Bet Kanye's wishing he patented his idea now 😉
Myna Moments — Chance vs Opportunity
@bricon5 do you have any details on privacy and the type of information that's shared, location, cookies, &c. ?
Bri Connelly — product @ Google
@tomflemming To quote our app store page:
What Gboard sends to Google:
• When you do a search, Gboard sends your query to Google’s web servers so Google can process your query and send you search results.
• Gboard also sends anonymous statistics to Google to help us diagnose problems when the app crashes and to let us know which features are used most often.

What Gboard doesn’t send to Google:
• Everything else. Gboard will remember words you type to help you with spelling or to predict searches you might be interested in, but this data is stored only on your device. This data is not accessible by Google or by any apps other than Gboard.
Bri Connelly — product @ Google
@willmonk As soon as we can get it out the door!
Myna Moments — Chance vs Opportunity
@bricon5 Thanks Bri.
Magnus Burton —
@bricon5 when will it be available in Sweden? :(
Bilal Budhani — Entrepreneur. Programmer.
@bricon5 This looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on it when it will be available in India.
Damir Dulic — Freelancer
@bricon5 I know I am not the first nor the last. But... ANDROID.... Please
EDIT: Dec 2016 - YAY :))
John Mrcd — Software Developer at DiscoverTec
@bricon5 Great! Looks cool - I had a good first impression.
Ben Waardenburg — Graphic designer
@bricon5 any idea when it comes out in Canada?
Paul Arterburn — Director of Engineering at Unreasonable
@bricon5 Thanks for these tips! I also stumbled across if you've setup Text Suggestions they'll show up in the predictive box (so ignore my emailed suggestion on this). But, for some reason I have "@!" as a keyword setup for my email address and it's not picking it up.

Slight bug (maybe?): if GBoard is the only keyboard you have in your iOS settings (i.e. you've removed the built-in keyboard), the non-functioning globe icon still appears on the keyboard.
@ddulic92 @bricon5 Android users feel betrayed we're not first before iOS :D
@bricon5 I've been using Gboard for less then 10 minutes and I love it. Very easy to set up, and it's super useful! Plus the gifs rock! 💪🏼💯
Magnus Burton —
@willmonk and sweden!!
Alex H — UX Designer
@bricon5 Can you only have 3D Touch on the stock iOS keyboard? Because I would REALLY love to have 3D Touch for cursor placement, text selection, and highlight manipulation. Thanks!
@bricon5 I actually DO prefer to back up my datas (things Gboard is leaning in time from my typing habits, words & etc) on Google servers.

So I'll be able to sync it in multiple devices, or for the time if for any reason I loose my datas on my phone.

Swiftkey doing that, and I love it so in any device I'm using, I'll loging with my profile ( weather iOS, Android)! it'll sync my profile, datas, words and whatever it learened from my typing in time.

Can you guys add such a feature and make it optional?
Sajeesh Philip — Founder, &
@bricon5 In short : A keyboard is the best way to keep track on the user behavior. Microsoft has already acquired the popular SwiftKey and Google can't miss the big picture ahead. Here is 'GBoard'. ;) Right?

Ha..ha.. Just saying. Good products are always welcome.

Sahil Khan — Co-founder, Quinto
@bricon5 1. Would be nice if, similar to SwiftKey, I can save my preferences to my Google account, sync it to FB/Twitter for it to learn the words I use, etc. 2. If Google's voice to text input gets a dedicated button. I hate going back to the default iOS keyboard for that.
Luca Candela — Product Manager, Human
@bricon5 feels like a big FU to all of us that supported the Android platform for so long while it wasn't always convenient to do so. You're essentially agreeing with Apple that Android users are second class. The product team should think a little harder about what kind of message is sending to the market and what is the damage to the Android brand by doing this kind of stuff. I can't say I'm happy today.
Chris Messina — 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@bricon5 you might check 1x apps on iPad:
Brandon Brown — Favicon Valley host, ProdDev @sendwithus
@bricon5 why why whyyyyy US-only?! Canada always gets the short end of the stick… we literally share the same land :(
Ryan Abrams — Founder, ABR Media Group
@alangarrec 😂 Best comment I've seen in a long time!
Daniel Ensign — Dude
@bricon5 Big fan so far! First keyboard app I have used for more than a day and I actually turned off the default iOS keyboard.

One question/concern that I'm sure you all are working on. Are you going to be adding the trackpad feature to the keyboard similar to iOS for people with iPhone 6s/6s+? It was one of the best features and it's tough not having it.
@bricon5 Hey Bri, seems like GBoard (when not using the glide typing feature) does not autocorrect as you type. Is this correct or is there a way to enable this? Thanks,
Sandeep Gajula — Interaction Designer @TheTechnoCreatives
@magnusburton @bricon5 YES! Soon I hope. Was really bummed out when I read that its US only.
Daylen — Student and Windows Insider in Vancouver
@carylyne @ddulic92 @bricon5 That is exactly what every Windows Phone user feels like because Microsoft always makes their apps for iOS first. Sometimes they don't even come to Windows Phone.
David Wong — master student in cryptography
@bricon5 @jordyvangent do you mean you'll be able to type french and english without switching keyboard?
Vineeth — iOS developer
@bilalbudhani @bricon5 its available now
Zlatko Unger — Professional kitten holder™
@ddulic92 @bricon5 It's finally here, and it's meh. :|
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