Google Gboard lets you search, share within text conversations

Google Gboard app lets you search the web, share without leaving text window, but on iPhone only.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, May 12 2016 2:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Google is aiming to make texting much easier and more interactive with Gboard. Essentially, you hit a button inside a text conversation and can then search for things on the web and link them, all without leaving the conversation. Whether it's flight plans, restaurant locations, GIFs, emojis, or whatever else, you're covered.

Gboard actually works in any app, including email and YouTube, but the most popular application of it will likely be messaging.

Oddly, the new service is available for iPhone only, at least for now. We've put in an inquiry with Google regarding whether or not it will come to Android and will update this story should we hear back.

Google Gboard lets you search, share within text conversations | TweakTown.com

Update 5/13/16: A Google spokesperson says, "Our Android users have the Quick Search Bar and Now on Tap, which they can use to access Google from anywhere on their phone. On iOS, access to Google is sometimes too many taps away, so we decided to start there. We're always working on other ways to improve the experience on Android as well."

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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