Google released its Gboard keyboard application on iOS, allowing users to search for information and share content directly from the keyboard.
With the Gboard keyboard, users can tap the Google symbol on the top-left corner of the keyboard to open a Google search window above the keyboard. Users can search for a word or phrase, such as “weather” or “restaurants near me,” to receive a list of search results that can be pasted into the text entry field.
In addition, the app supports emoji search, allowing users to search for specific emoji using text keywords, such as “sad” or “arrow.” Users can search for emoji by tapping on the keyboard’s emoji symbol and then beginning a search.
The emoji search portion of the keyboard also allows users to browse GIFs, rather than searching for them manually. GIFs are organized into categories such as “high five,” “cheers” and more.
The Gboard keyboard app is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.