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Gboard update brings dedicated “Emojis, Stickers and GIFs” settings

Gboard Update Brings Dedicated &Quot;Emojis, Stickers And Gifs&Quot; Settings - Light Home News

For those who like to use other tools on their virtual keyboard besides letters, the Gboard app has improved with this latest update. There is now a new setting on your Gboard called “Emojis, Stickers and GIFs” which should make it easier for you to control and find these “expressive media”. The descriptions of some keys and parts in this section are also now much easier to understand. This way, it should be easier to insert emojis, stickers, and GIFs into your conversations and posts.

9 to 5 Google shares that when your Gboard keyboard is updated to the latest version, you will see the “Emojis, Stickers and GIFs” section replace the Search section in settings. Tapping on it will take you to the sub-sections dealing with layout and suggestions. The Layout section contains the commands that were previously in the main Preferences or Advanced sections. The descriptions for each of the items are much easier to understand now and therefore easier to turn on and off.

The emoji switch key will give you a dedicated key to access emoji but remove the language switch. The Emoji quick access line will show the most popular and used emojis on the main keyboard while the symbol keyboard emojis will show your recently used emojis. The emoji with physical keyboard will let the alt key display the emoji keyboard. You just need to turn them on or off to get the best emoji settings for you.

The Suggestions submenu contains the settings from the Text correction previously section. You have a toggle for predictive content search that will suggest expressive media content to browse. There is also one for suggestions as you type which will show you the suggested emojis and stickers on the suggestion strip. The emoji stickers toggle will suggest stickers when you tap the emojis in the emoji keyboard.

These new settings with Emojis, Stickers and GIFs in Gboard are currently only available on Android 12, with version 10.8. But we can probably see it in older versions because it’s not really something that should be exclusive to the new operating system.