Google is rolling out a new update to Gboard, bringing a bevy of new Indic languages as well as text-editing tools.
With this update, Gboard has a new text editing mode. It’s basically a quick way to be able to select text, cut, copy, edit and paste, all from Gboard. Once you’re updated, you should find this new tool in the quick features menu after pressing the “G” button. You can also resize and move Gboard around now in that same menu. You just need to press the three-dot “More” button and click on the one-handed mode option. You’ll be able to adjust the size of the keyboard and position here.
The full list of languages added in the new update are as follows: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo (Devanagari, Bengali), Dogri (Devanagari, Arabic), Gujarati, Hindi (Devanagari, Hinglish), Kannada, Kashmiri (Devanagari, Arabic), Konkani (Devanagari, Latin), Maithili (Devanagari), Malayalam, Manipuri (Bengali), Marathi (Devanagari), Nepali (Devanagari), Odia, Punjabi (Gurmukhi, Arabic), Sanskrit (Devanagari), Santali (Ol chiki, Latin), Sindhi (Devanagari, Arabic), Tamil, Telugu and Urdu (Arabic).
The neat thing about this is that Gboard has all 11 Indic languages that are already in the Google Indic Keyboard, plus another 11 more. That said, if you currently use the Google Indic Keyboard, Google is encouraging you to take Gboard for a spin. Gboard also has built-in Google Search and Google Translate, something that isn’t in the Google Indic Keyboard app, so it’s a lot better from that sense, too.