Google tests new design for Gboard app on Android: Here’s what’s new

Gboard is the default keyboard app for several Android devices. Google has now rolled out some changes for its Gboard keyboard app. The tech giant has been developing a new design for the shortcut toolbar in Gboard since January. Now, the company has reportedly started rolling out the latest version of the app to some beta testers. These changes are soon expected to arrive for the Gboard app across all devices in the Android ecosystem. Gboard latest version: AvailabilityAccording to a report by AndroidPolice, the latest features are now available in Gboard’s latest beta update, version However, there might be a server-side part to the rollout limiting access. Interested users can add themselves to the beta channel by tapping the ‘Join’ button on Gboard’s Play Store listing. Gboard latest version: What’s newEarlier, users had to tap a three-dot menu icon near the top-right corner of the keyboard to access Gboard’s toolbar. The toolbar allowed users to customise the buttons in the app. Now, this option has been moved to the left edge of the menu bar. The option has also been replaced with a button that has four squares with rounded corners. The report has also shared screenshots to describe the new change. The latest version of Gboard even has a redesigned menu button which includes an emoji option and a language switcher. These options weren’t previously available in the menu section. The revamped app also allows users to rearrange the icons by dragging them around. Users will be able to choose how these icons will appear in this overflow menu. Read AlsoYouTube Music rolls out redesigned album view for Android, iOSAt the top, users get the artist (which can be tapped), Album/Single, and release year, also the album title is displayed next, followed by a Wikipedia description.Read AlsoEpic Games alleges Google not complying with Indian antitrust orderUS firm Epic Games is challenging Google in an Indian tribunal for not complying with some portions of an antitrust directive, alleging that the tech giant is not hosting the gaming company’s app store on Google’s Play Store app.Moreover, the new app will also enable users to add or move items from the quick access toolbar. Users will be able to customise the positions of the options to choose where they will appear when the keyboard is opened for the first time.Gboard’s latest version will also let users add as many shortcuts as they would like to the quick access toolbar. Previously, it was limited to four options. Apart from this, users can also drag any item into the voice search button slot to replace the microphone icon with a custom entry.