Google’s Gboard app gets more languages and built-in stickers

Saqib Shah
After catching up with iOS, Google's keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs.

After catching up with iOS, Google's keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs. Although Google already has a keyboard for non-Latin script languages, it's not forcing you to adopt Gboard, as noted by 9to5Google. Instead, you'll need to manually configure the Android app for a new language.


For the uninitiated, Gboard puts Search right in the keyboard. And, it also adds GIFs, emoji-centric tools (including type and scrawl to search), and glide and voice typing to the mix -- which may make you kick your other keyboards to the curb.

With the latest update, Gboard now boasts 120 languages in total. Plus, you get access to four sticker packs by default (previously Gboard only included stickers if Google's Allo messaging app was installed) -- so you never have to use words again.

Gboard (Google Play)

  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.