The Google keyboard went on to become Gboard, including some new features such as the integration of searches on the keyboard itself. However, it has not been the only novelty in said keyboard, since it adds gesture options that are most useful and that you should learn to master to use Gboard in the fastest way.
Gesture typing in Gboard
Gesture writing isn’t really new. It is about writing by sliding through the letters that we are going to use to build the word we want. We already had that in the previous Google Keyboard, and we have it in many other keyboards. However, there are some additional features to use keyboard gestures. Gboard. And knowing them will help us to write faster on our Android mobile.
One of them is gesture cursor. The gesture course is similar to the cursor that we have on any computer. And it is usually a problem on mobiles. When we make a mistake writing, we have to select on the screen what we want to change and modify it, but since the text is so small it is not easy to always select the text we want. In Gboard we can, sliding on the space bar, move through the text with a cursor as we would on a computer, something that will be most useful for making modifications to a single word.
Besides this, we can also delete text using gestures. Instead of pressing the delete key to delete letter by letter, we can delete entire words by sliding to the left from the delete key.
They are two additional gestures to the Gboard gesture typing that can be very useful to type quickly faster with the keyboard, something that will be ideal whether we use a tablet to write, or if we want to write a long and precise text using our mobile.
These two options, of course, must be activated in order to use them. To do this, locate the application Gboard on your mobile, and go to Swipe typing. The last two options are the ones you must activate to have these two functions available on your Android keyboard.