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Gboard for Android updated with new text editing tool

by Josh Levenson | April 27, 2017April 27, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

Google has issued an update for its keyboard application on the Play Store. The upgrade bundles additional customization options designed to make typing with one hand a breeze, together with a new text editing mode, which provides you with a cursor to select text to cut, copy and paste (that’s right — you no longer have to press and hold on the screen).

Alongside the new features, the release also transports support for 22 more Indic languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Malayalam, Manipuri, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, a few of which have been available on Google’s standalone Indic Keyboard for a while now.

Don’t forget to hit the Update button

If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you’ll need to manually head over to the Play Store to grab the latest version of Gboard. Once you’ve opened it up, simply swipe in from the left-hand side, select My Apps & Games, navigate into the Updates section, locate Gboard, then hit the Update button.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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