A keyboard app should ideally be nothing more than one that helps the user type. But, over the years, keyboard apps have evolved to do a lot more. You can now add stickers, send gifs, voice notes and a lot more with any standard keyboard app. Gboard, like many Google services, was a lightweight, streamlined keyboard app when it was released. Over time it kept getting new features, and as of today, you can add text to a GIF before sending it through. It is one of those features that nobody asked for but is good to have.
To add text to a GIF, tap on the Google icon at the top left corner of Gboard. Then, select the tab that says GIF and navigates to 'My Gifs'. Over there, you'll be given the option to create a new GIF on which you can add the text of your choice before saving by tapping the 'A' icon on the top right. You can choose from a variety of stickers and filters to spice up your GIF.
Gboard also gets support for 28 new languages which are Bagri, Batak Toba, Bench, Bhili, Capiznon, Chavacano, Eastern Min, Fiji Hindi, Ge'ez, Gurani, Ingush, Karachay, Khorasani Turkic, Kipsigis, Maharashtrian Konkani, Lezgian, Mizo, Maguindanao, Malay (Brunei), Maranao, Southern Min, Northern Sami, Qashqa'i, Rinconada Bikol, Surjapuri, Tausug, Upper Saxon and Vasavi. The update is version 126.96.36.199421213 it weighs in at about 140MB. You should receive it OTA shortly. If not, head over to the Play Store and update it manually.
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