Gboard’s Latest Beta Update Brings An Interesting Floating Mode

Google has recently introduced a new update for its Gboard. Gboard’s Latest beta update has brought quite exciting features. The latest update for Google Gboard Beta has introduced an interesting new feature. Google has added the Gboard’s floating mode in their Beta update. The new floating keyboard mode allows you to take your keyboard to any portion of the screen.

Gboard’s Latest Beta Update Brings Keyboard Floating feature

The new floating keyboard allows you to take your keyboard to any portion of the screen and tap or glide away. The floating Gboard Keyboard can be resized. In addition to that, it can be slid to any point on your screen and dropped back into the bottom of the screen.

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In order to enable the floating mode, follow the steps written below:
  • Tap the arrow icon at the top left of Gboard
  • After that, tap on the three-dot menu
  • Select “Floating”

This will enable a “handle” at the bottom. It will allow you to move the keyboard around the screen and resize it. This can be especially useful on tablets and phones with larger displays as a continuation of the current one-handed mode.

Gboard Floating Mode works for only a couple of moments. After that, Gboard reverts to its default “docked” mode. Before enabling the floating mode in Gboard, keep in mind that feature is still being tested internally so it will be available for some minutes only. Some users report that the feature works for only a couple of minutes before switching off on its own. So, keep this fact in your mind. Reportedly, the floating mode will go live in the coming weeks. Then all the users will be able to enjoy this mode for long-term use. We can hope that Android users have not to wait for so long.

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Laiba Mohsin

Laiba is an Electrical Engineer seeking a placement to gain hands-on experience in relevant areas of telecommunications. She likes to write about tech and gadgets. She loves shopping, traveling and exploring things.

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