Gboard for iOS Now Gains Dedicated YouTube, Google Maps Tabs


If you’re a user of Google’s Gboard iOS keyboard, an update today has made life much easier when it comes to sharing Google Maps and YouTube search results.

When you tap the G button to do searches, you’ll now see dedicated Google Maps and YouTube tabs, making sharing much easier and faster.

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There’s also a new Ink feature, where you can draw images, similar to what’s possible with Apple’s iOS keyboard. To access the Ink feature, tap the emoji button, then the Ink pen icon:

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Google says Gboard today also gained language support for Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi.

Gboard isn’t our primary iOS keyboard—but it does make for easy sharing of search results and more to friends.

Click here to download Gboard for iOS in the App Store.


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  • thomaus

    I’m about to turn gboard off due to the bad auto-correct, which constantly tries to change properly spelled words to other words and doesn’t seem to suggest the rest of the word I’m going for very often. It’s been great for the gif & emoji searching. But almost unusable as a keyboard. I’ll see if this improves in the latest update.

  • I’m with ya on the autocorrect which is not as good as iOS, which is why I stopped using Gboard. Definitely might give this another chance, the swipe typing works really well, though.