Gboard supports Google Maps, YouTube, doodling for iOS

Gboard supports Google Maps, YouTube, doodling for iOS

Tuesday August 01, 2017,

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Google's virtual keyboard app Gboard has rolled out new features for iOS by adding integration with Google Maps and YouTube, and an option for artists where they can draw and doodle.

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According to a report in tech portal 9TO5Google on Monday, with Gboard's new integrations, iOS users can simply send a link to their location that opens directly in Google Maps on a recipient's phone. The report said,

Whether you're coordinating a rendezvous point at the park or dinner plans at a nearby restaurant, meeting up with friends and family has never been easier. Just tap the G button then 'Maps' to share your current location or a local address.

The integration with YouTube works on the same lines.

Gboard has also added a new drawing mode called "Ink" which gives users the option to create their own images and send them. The report added,

For you artists (or doodlers!), you can now use our new Ink feature to draw and share your creations right from your keyboard. Just tap on the emoji button followed by the pen icon and get to work!

Gboard has also added Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi languages. The features are exclusive to the iOS version of Gboard.