Google’s Keyboard App Will Save Time for iPhone Users

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Google just launched a free new app that makes it easier to do an internet search on your phone.

Google just launched a free new app that allows you to do an internet search from your keyboard.

So when you need to do a Google search on your phone, you no longer need to leave whatever app you’re using, open the Google search app to find the information you need, and then switch back to the other app.

Google’s new app, called Gboard, adds a “G” to the upper left corner of your smartphone keyboard. When you click on the “G,” a Google search bar launches within whatever app you’re using.

As Google explains in an informational video that’s part of a blog post announcing the new app:

“It’s like having Google Search in any app, right from the keyboard. So we called it Gboard.”

It’s available for Apple mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The blog post continues:

With Gboard, you can search and send all kinds of things — restaurant info, flight times, news articles — right from your keyboard. … Results appear as cards with the key information front and center, such as the phone number, ratings and hours. With one tap, you can send it to your friend and you keep the conversation going.

That ability to transfer search information to a text or email, for example, with one tap means you no longer need to copy and paste information, further saving time.

In addition to searching for things in Google, you can use Gboard to search for emojis and GIFs, which are looped snippets of video.

To learn more about efficient web searching, check out “Ask Stacy: How Can I Find What I’m Searching for Online?

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