Translate on the Fly With Google's Keyboard Update

Apple's keyboard already sprouts suggested emoji as the user types, which is always useful, considering the time and effort it takes just to find the right one among a huge collection of them.

Just a few days ago Google gave users the opportunity to sign up to test in advance the beta versions of their Gboard keyboard app for Android. Simply start typing and it can output you message in the language of your choosing. Of course you can send the plain English you've typed if you wish, the choice is yours.

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A person familiar with the matter told Venture Beat that Google has developed a feature called "Copy Less" to ease the process of copying something from one app to the other. And to finish things off, Google has added scenic backgrounds that change dynamically as time goes. Google says it now supports sharing GIFs into third-party messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchats, as well as its own Allo and Hangouts offerings. To help you be more trendy in your messages, Gboard will now show you GIF and emoji suggestions as you type.

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The translate feature expands upon Google's Now on Tap integration a year ago, which lets users hold down the home button to translate any blocks of foreign text visible onscreen. In right-to-left languages like Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi, you can now tap on the arrow or the G in the suggestion strip and get access to new search features, including web, GIF and emoji. If not, feel free to try out the app by downloading it from this link.

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