Earlier this week, we showed you how to bring the powers of Amazon’s Alexa to your iPhone. Now, you can integrate even more Google capabilities on your iDevice.
Gboard, released today by Google, is an all-new iOS keyboard that allows you to use features from the search engine giant while you’re typing messages.
Perhaps the most useful feature is being able to perform Google searches for restaurants, news, sports scores and images right from your keyboard, making tedious app switching a less common practice. But you’ll also get crucial abilities such as GIF and emoji searching and glide typing.
And since Google is such a heavy collector of data, the company is clear that messages sent via Gboard won’t be saved.
“We know the things you type on your phone are personal, so we’ve designed Gboard to keep your private information private,” Google states in the Gboard description, adding that Gboard “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… 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.”
Gboard is available now in the App Store. For more on the new keyboard, visit: itunes.apple.com/app/gboard-search.-gifs.-emojis/id1091700242?mt=8