Gboard introduces a new magic wand button on Android

Gboard is one of the best Android keyboard apps. It has everything you could ever want in a keyboard: precise text correction and word prediction capabilities, plethora of themes, voice typing, multilingual typing support, and more. Apart from these core features, the app also has some nifty tricks up its sleeve. Make your typing a little more fun and dynamic. These include Emoji Kitchen and text-based stickers. And now Google is rolling out a new magic wand button that will take your emoji game to the next level.

Google is rolling out a new magic wand button in the latest Gboard beta release. The button appears in the top-right corner, and when pressed, it automatically inserts the relevant emoji into your message. So, for example, if you type “good morning” and tap the magic wand button, you’ll see several emoji added to your message, including a mountain rising, the sun, and a face throwing a kiss. Tapping the button a second time will insert an emoji between each word.


The suggested emoji selection isn’t the same across all apps. On WhatsApp, typing “good morning” and pressing the magic button only adds two emoji: a sun rising over a mountain and a rising sun on the horizon. Meanwhile, on Instagram, the feature added six emoji (mentioned above).

The Magic Wand Button is a really clever feature, and it can save you the effort of going through the emoji picker and finding the right emoji to insert into your message. In our brief testing, we found that the Magic Wand button doesn’t appear in every app; It seems to only show up in instant messaging apps, which is understandable.

The Magic Wand Button is rolling out with the latest beta release of Gboard. This feature is not currently available on the stable version of the app. If you want to give it a try, you can sign up for the beta program here. Alternatively, you can also get the latest beta APK from APKMirror.

Have you got magic wand access in Gboard? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: android police

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