Gboard Beta Update Brings A Transparent Floating Keyboard

Google keeps on introducing new features to its Gboard Keyboard. A few weeks back, a new feature was introduced that can let the users save power on OLED screens by automatically enabling the dark mode. Google has added the Gboard’s Battery Saver Dark Theme Toggle in that update. Google has recently introduced a new update for its Gboard. The latest Gboard Beta update has brought a transparent floating keyboard.

Gboard Beta update Allows You To Place Floating Keyboard Anywhere On The Screen

The update will now allow all the users to place the floating keyboard anywhere on the screen. Furthermore, you will also be able to resize it. It can even be used for swipe typing. The cool part is that when you will leave the keyboard alone for about 10 seconds, the keyboard will turn transparent. It will allow you to see the text below it.

In order to join the beta program for testing this feature you will have to follow the steps written below:
  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Go to My apps & games
  • Open the tab marked ‘Installed’
  • Find Gboard
  • Scroll down until you see the option to become a beta tester
  • Tap on Join


After a few minutes, you will become a beta tester for the app. In order to enable the floating keyboard, follow the steps written below:

  • Tap the left arrow on the Gboard suggestion bar
  • Click on the three-dot icon at right
  • Tap on floating
  • Drag the keyboard on the bottom

We all know that Google tried out a floating keyboard for the beta version of the Gboard app back in September. After testing, instead of making it public, Google removed the feature after a while. So, now we can hope that if everything goes good, then the Android users will soon be able to enjoy this feature on the publicly available Gboard App.

Laiba Mohsin

Laiba is an Electrical Engineer seeking a placement to gain hands-on experience in relevant areas of Telecommunication. She likes to write about tech and gadgets. She's is known for her love for cats, music, traveling and exploring things.
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