The new beta version of Google board (Gboard) is now rolling out,a fascinating feature that has long been in development for the Android OS version and the feature is the ability to create custom GIFs.
That option is already live on Gboard but for iOS devices since the beginning of the year and for some odd reason, Tech giant left it out of the Android version with no explanation.
The new version of Gboard will empower you with an ability to create Custom GIFs. Gboard version 7.2 timely gets slight tweaks like getting a better layout for search cards and also a completely new sticker gallery for users.
How to generate a GIF using your Gboard:
To create a GIF on your updated Gboard application for Android users, just navigate over a tab named as ‘My GIFs’ which is to the right of ‘recently used’. This option now has availed a new feature that is ‘Make a GIF’ indicated with a plus sign.
Tap that plus button to launch the camera interface that displays a modest layout with 3 buttons –it has a shutter on the bottom, a button to display and hide a carousel of filters, and a ‘rotate’ toggle beside the shutter. Presently, there are 7 filters comprising questions marks to flowers to breaking news. The custom GIFs can be up to 3 seconds long and will loop by default just similar to Instagram’s Boomerang mode. You are allowed to save the custom GIFs in the tab for utilizing it later.
Search Cards: Gboard regularly gets some minor visual tweaks. It has availed a ‘View more’ text right in the bottom corner of each card and on clicking it, it opens in a browser. The latest version is quite less confusing than the old layout which featured just an icon.
Sticker Gallery: Users can see how Gboard offers a massive gallery of stickers. Right over to the ‘Stickers’ tab, you need to tap the plus icon and select ‘get stickers’ to access a library of more than 500 stickers, and some of which has already appeared on Allo (an alternative messaging app of Google). Some stickers are animated that help users to express more accurately which can’t be done with simple emoji.
This new version of Gboard 7.2 is available in beta form only so some of the latest features might not be there on Android phones. According to Android Police, GIF creator is now live on Pixel phones but not on the Samsung Galaxy S9.