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Gboard - the Google Keyboard

Gboard - the Google Keyboard

Google LLC

Fast and smart typing with Emojis, GIFs, and more

4.5 Ratings 8M+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads
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Fast and smart typing with Emojis, GIFs, and more
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4.5
7.6M+ Ratings
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  • Overall pretty good Jul 28, 2019

    By Dirkadirka
    The utility of the keyboard is great, the autocorrect and suggestions work well most of the time. One thing I dislike about the keyboard is that the space bar's touch-zone is maybe too small. Every time I think I'm hitting the top of the spacebar, I'm actually touching the bottom of the "B" key. The keyboard's correction fixes this most of the time, but it is annoying. Another thing is that when using the microphone integration using the spacebar-hold, it almost always has to switch over to the Gboard app before it can activate the microphone. I understand that it's likely a limitation with Apple's keyboard integration, but it is definitely another thing that holds it back. Also, something that I noticed while typing this review is that while using the Gboard, the text box does not automatically scroll to keep the cursor above the keyboard while typing, so that’s another annoyance. I will say, though, that the swipe typing is probably the best I’ve seen as far as text recognition. However, swipe typing keeps it from doing one of the things I like most in the default keyboard, and that is if you hit the wrong key, you can move your finger over to the correct key, and it will register that instead. Overall, it’s decent, but some of the minor issues really do keep me from using it most of the time. Sometimes, convenience is more important than utility.
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  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Wania Kashif
    I just love this app. First all the emoji sticker suggestions are amazing. Secondly the glide typing is just so relaxing , calming and soothing. Other than that the translate feature on the board is just great. It also has the floating function which is really good plus the way we can change the english board into spanish or any language is just excellent. But I was wondering if we could have options of changing our text into bold or italic on our board that would be amazing. Overall amazing....
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  • Simply the best, thx google Feb 23, 2020

    By AstuaryKing22
    I used Swype for years, even once the iPhone days came upon us.. then I randomly got a Pixel 2XL after years of Apple a year ago.. If you're a CHROME user, or mainly default to google(which has been perfect for me) whether you're an iPhone user or "Android"(I've never felt this pixel was a Droid, just a perfected Google phone) you'll know besides losing ichat (if leaving iPhone) that there's really no learning curve or feature displasia, though ichat is almost enough to draw you back alone, it's all I ever missed. I say that to say, the keyboard has been the same as well due to using the Gboard, adding the amazing (and an on/off option for it, as well as other features to fully customize your keyboard to your LOVING ) Swype feature to the already incredible Google Keyboard.. the ONE and hardest thing I find when trying to go back to iPhone, is losing the full auto-fill option for EVERYTHING.. Passwords, saved bank cards, usernames etc it's always instant no thought.. unless I'm wrong google has perfected user functionality in this area, while my Apple remains trusting taking much longer wanting a face recog, thumb print and then sometimes having to pick pswrds from a whole long list, very inconvenient.
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  • My Gboard is fun Jan 27, 2021

    By michcu
    I love this keyboard and it functions so much better than the stock one in my iPhone. Since the new update it seems off. When I search emojis for example "star" not one emoji comes up. It's not suggesting then either 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think Every once in a while it glitches. I clear out the data and it's like new and precise. Only reason I gave 4 is because since this last ios update my keyboard keeps getting stuck on Español. Lol I'm bilingual but for the people who don't speak Español it's a problem. So it takes me twice as long to type in English because it keeps correcting my language to Española. It's given me some good laughs but my clients are not always as amused. Anyway, I have full faith it'll get fixed next update. I'm a Gboard user for life so I'm excited to see the next board. Let me just say with the two things I mentioned the Gboard is still so much more than any other board. It's able to read my movement more precisely, it's more convenient, types quick(other board now feel show), it's in time with current day demands for personal and business, and the gif searches are hilarious.
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  • Great keyboard, suggested text can be problematic. Mar 23, 2020

    By ..BirdBoi..
    The keyboard is great, before iOS added swipe texting it was an amazing feature to have available. It works just fine for me in most aspects, there are just two main issues I run into with the keyboard. Sometimes after I type a key the highlighted part that pops up to show what key you're hitting will not go away once I tap the key and a lot of them will hover and jumble up they keyboard making it difficult or impossible to navigate. Alongside that issue the predictive and suggested text can be annoying at times. Most of the time it's helpful and accurate and helps me type or fixes my spelling errors but there is a somewhat common issue I have where after I type something out it will change it to something different. For example I could type "for the last time" and it will change to "it's the best side", something I don't say while texting. Not sure what causes these issues but I hope to see them addressed in a future update.
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  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Spring Gee
    I hate this thing after it updated. It was okay for me before, but now, the functions slow me down. It keeps spliting keyboard when I was sliding the words. The correction pops up under the misspelled word, and the suggested word (which I was going to click on) was covered up by the correction pop up, and it won't disappear. The setting app does't show disable them. Also, I want to delete all my misspelling words in suggestion removed... It isn't in the personal dictionary...
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Jideonwo Felix
    The app is still amazing, but I changed my rating to attract your attention to the fact that the realtime translation on the keyboard no longer works for me ever since one of your update, it just writes the exact same thing I write without changing the language. I've been hoping that your consequent updates will fix this bug, but none of them have. Please fix this. You're still, hands down, my best keyboard.
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  • Thought this was FANTASTIC news for iPhone owners Dec 5, 2019

    By 🐚🔔
    So when I found out Google made a keyboard for my iPhone I was so excited because Apple's keyboard is terrible....but now into my 3rd day after installing it and I'm so irritated with it, I'm to the point of uninstalling! As I am trying to type this review, here and now, my cursor just starts freaking out and trying to keep just zooming back to the very beginning of my message and no matter how many times I try to move the cursor back to where it should be, it just keeps trying to rewind to the beginning like it has a crazy, possessed mind of it's own! It also just randomly adds words, deletes words, and it even started typing one text message COMPLETELY BACKWARDS!!!!! (Not to mention the crazy auto correct nonsense going on--I typed "mind" correctly just now only to have it auto "corrected" to "kind", then "I typed" was changed to "ill tempted" and "not to" (as in not to mention) was changed to motto and mention was changed to MEMTION!!! Come on Google, get it together... We know you can do better than this! My messages and texts, instead of being easier and quicker to be able to type and send, are taking me 3x as long because I'm having to fight it to say what I want it to say and do what I'm trying to do!!! It's HORRIBLE! The idea or the concept is great.... IF YOU WOULD JUST FIX THE BUGS!!!!
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Ali AMN
    It's certainly the best app, but I hope they provide the ability ""customize the letters for our own !!"" in the future, because that's why I can't use this app for my own language. I can't type fast anymore with your app. I'm typing like a 90-year-old person! It is a very simple and important thing that I do not know why none of the creators pay attention to it!? Especially you, Google "Thanks for your attention"
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  • Feb 13, 2021

    By Nikki Doe
    The send button is in a very inconvenient location. PLEASE change it. It's too easy to accidentally send when you're trying to move the cursor to the right at the end of the line. *Many of my emojis are the ugly default "blob" emojis and look nothing like the gboard emoji when it's typed in the message box. This has been the case for three years. Why are they STILL showing?!
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  1. Everything you love about the Google keyboard for smartphone and tablet, now with an enhanced search function
  2. Choose from three typing modes: Glide typing, Voice typing, and Multi-lingual typing
  3. Make your messages personal! Search and send anything right from your keyboard: GIFs, stickers, emojis, pictures, videos and more

Reviewed by Kaylin on February 11, 2019

  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Wania Kashif
    I just love this app. First all the emoji sticker suggestions are amazing. Secondly the glide typing is just so relaxing , calming and soothing. Other than that the translate feature on the board is just great. It also has the floating function which is really good plus the way we can change the english board into spanish or any language is just excellent. But I was wondering if we could have options of changing our text into bold or italic on our board that would be amazing. Overall amazing....
    more
  • Simply the best, thx google Feb 23, 2020

    By AstuaryKing22
    I used Swype for years, even once the iPhone days came upon us.. then I randomly got a Pixel 2XL after years of Apple a year ago.. If you're a CHROME user, or mainly default to google(which has been perfect for me) whether you're an iPhone user or "Android"(I've never felt this pixel was a Droid, just a perfected Google phone) you'll know besides losing ichat (if leaving iPhone) that there's really no learning curve or feature displasia, though ichat is almost enough to draw you back alone, it's all I ever missed. I say that to say, the keyboard has been the same as well due to using the Gboard, adding the amazing (and an on/off option for it, as well as other features to fully customize your keyboard to your LOVING ) Swype feature to the already incredible Google Keyboard.. the ONE and hardest thing I find when trying to go back to iPhone, is losing the full auto-fill option for EVERYTHING.. Passwords, saved bank cards, usernames etc it's always instant no thought.. unless I'm wrong google has perfected user functionality in this area, while my Apple remains trusting taking much longer wanting a face recog, thumb print and then sometimes having to pick pswrds from a whole long list, very inconvenient.
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  • Feb 27, 2021

    By J N.R.
    Gotta hand it to google, the ability to change the language between people you message has allowed my husband some extra time to hide his disgustingly inappropriate behavior just a tad bit longer. Its NOT Google's fault though just to be clear. They can't know who's using their services to be deceitful while destroying the lives of their children and otherwise unsuspecting spouses! Plus I really enjoy the GIFS and emojis!!!
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  • Amazing keyboard with one major error Dec 15, 2019

    By AMM2025
    Overall, this keyboard is amazing. There’s so many unique and innovative features, especially searching emojis, the glide keyboard, google translate, and copying links/contacts/etc., and all the customization available. If you’re looking into downloading tbis keyboard, I’d absolutely push you to do it, regardless of the very occasional bugs. That said, there is one major bug that needs to be fixed. Significantly recently, whenever I go to use the keyboard on any application, it immediately automatically switches the the default iOS English keyboard. Strangely, the glide typing on the iOS keyboard doesn’t work either, which can cause a major inconvenience in certain situations. This bug has happened a lot before, but recently, when I switch back to gBoard, it immediately reverts again to the iOS keybord, so I’m almost completely unable to use the gBoard. However, this keyboard is overall absolutely worth the install, as this bug won’t necessarily affect everyone.
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  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Naomi !
    I'd give this a 5 star. It gives you a multiple amount of custom stickers. I love this a lot. Plus, you don't have to download any GIFS. You are able to search GIFS and send it. Other apps may not support GIFS so don't blame this app. :)))
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  • My Gboard is fun Jan 27, 2021

    By michcu
    I love this keyboard and it functions so much better than the stock one in my iPhone. Since the new update it seems off. When I search emojis for example "star" not one emoji comes up. It's not suggesting then either 🤷🏼‍♀️ I think Every once in a while it glitches. I clear out the data and it's like new and precise. Only reason I gave 4 is because since this last ios update my keyboard keeps getting stuck on Español. Lol I'm bilingual but for the people who don't speak Español it's a problem. So it takes me twice as long to type in English because it keeps correcting my language to Española. It's given me some good laughs but my clients are not always as amused. Anyway, I have full faith it'll get fixed next update. I'm a Gboard user for life so I'm excited to see the next board. Let me just say with the two things I mentioned the Gboard is still so much more than any other board. It's able to read my movement more precisely, it's more convenient, types quick(other board now feel show), it's in time with current day demands for personal and business, and the gif searches are hilarious.
    more
  • Great keyboard, suggested text can be problematic. Mar 23, 2020

    By ..BirdBoi..
    The keyboard is great, before iOS added swipe texting it was an amazing feature to have available. It works just fine for me in most aspects, there are just two main issues I run into with the keyboard. Sometimes after I type a key the highlighted part that pops up to show what key you're hitting will not go away once I tap the key and a lot of them will hover and jumble up they keyboard making it difficult or impossible to navigate. Alongside that issue the predictive and suggested text can be annoying at times. Most of the time it's helpful and accurate and helps me type or fixes my spelling errors but there is a somewhat common issue I have where after I type something out it will change it to something different. For example I could type "for the last time" and it will change to "it's the best side", something I don't say while texting. Not sure what causes these issues but I hope to see them addressed in a future update.
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  • Great!... When Bug Free Jul 4, 2020

    By dylanbrown7799
    I’ve been using Gboard ever since iOS added the feature of third-party keyboards. It’s got everything I need: slide-typing, a great search bar for quick inquiries, access to millions of gifs, a clean look, easy access to google translate, auto-suggested words, and other useful features that I’m sure I’m forgetting about. It’s become my daily-driver and it’s hard not using it, however lately that’s exactly what I’ve been having to do. I used to run into the occasional glitch where it would seemingly crash and reboot over and over again, but this was on my previous phone (iPhone 6s) and I figured it was just because support for older versions of hardware were slowly being phased out. Unfortunately I’ve been running into that same glitch on my current phone (iPhone 11 Pro) and I know now that my previous excuse no longer applied. TLDR: Fantastic keyboard, but there’s a current frustrating glitch that renders it unusable.
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  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Laura Shank
    This app is great because you can use emojis, bitmojis, and gifs. So you have access to everything, and the autocorrect feature is good. But it does take up a pretty big amount of storage, so not for selfie takers and mobile gamers, especially if you dont have storage. But it doesnt mess up that often, and its pretty good
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  • Almost perfect May 16, 2019

    By Mrlemmers
    Gboard is the iOS keyboard that Apple should aim to make theirs. It does everything that the stock keyboard does and then some. It has standard tap typing similar to the stock keyboard, it has voice dictation, and even swipe typing. It does all of these things really well. Recently they also added vibration feedback which is something Apple really should add to the stock keyboard. About the only thing which this keyboard could use some more additions to would be still better theme support. Currently they allow you to change and create a light keyboard theme. They don't allow you to create a dark mode theme however. With the iPhone X series devices especially it's important that the keyboard looks correct in both light and dark. Currently with custom themes though, you can really only use them in light environments with the keyboard looking proper. Otherwise Gboard is great, really doesn't have anything text prediction wise which still needs fixing.
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  • Overall pretty good Jul 28, 2019

    By Dirkadirka
    The utility of the keyboard is great, the autocorrect and suggestions work well most of the time. One thing I dislike about the keyboard is that the space bar's touch-zone is maybe too small. Every time I think I'm hitting the top of the spacebar, I'm actually touching the bottom of the "B" key. The keyboard's correction fixes this most of the time, but it is annoying. Another thing is that when using the microphone integration using the spacebar-hold, it almost always has to switch over to the Gboard app before it can activate the microphone. I understand that it's likely a limitation with Apple's keyboard integration, but it is definitely another thing that holds it back. Also, something that I noticed while typing this review is that while using the Gboard, the text box does not automatically scroll to keep the cursor above the keyboard while typing, so that’s another annoyance. I will say, though, that the swipe typing is probably the best I’ve seen as far as text recognition. However, swipe typing keeps it from doing one of the things I like most in the default keyboard, and that is if you hit the wrong key, you can move your finger over to the correct key, and it will register that instead. Overall, it’s decent, but some of the minor issues really do keep me from using it most of the time. Sometimes, convenience is more important than utility.
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  • Keyboard glitching Jul 15, 2020

    By M1ght1203
    Ok, let me be honest here. I've been a big fan and supporter of Google and it's products for a long time, but with this keyboard, I must say that I'm slightly disappointed. There is this bug where after using the keyboard for awhile, it starts to stutter and glitch out. The only solution currently that's working for me is to either delete the app and reinstall, or just turn off full access for the keyboard. I know that this bug has been around for a long time and it still has not been fixed. Even still, I would go out of my way to use this keyboard, but sadly, I think it's time for this to go. Unless the developers do something about this God forsaken bug that has been around for ages, I would not look back at this keyboard again. I think it is a smart move for me explore new keyboards such as swift key or other option. With all this said, I am still a big fan of Google and it's products, but I am hoping for a change with this app, so please read this review and take into consideration of these issues. I am looking forward to a bright future for this app.
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Gurbax Singh Khosa
    Very nice Gboard, i am enjoying the working and tying experiences with the Gboard and all emojis, gifs, stickers and special thanks to the hard working workers from different countries and regions of India also and the adorable idea of the great great great Google team's success in Cyber World's History my wishes are with you for more success of Google team, will you reply me for the feedback/Post Special thanks, Mr Raja Singh Khosa
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  • Glitchy and Laggy since iOS 13 Jun 11, 2020

    By Mike.S1261
    Prior to iOS 13, GBoard was the best keyboard out there for iPhone. In fact, it still is in spite of the issues. But, ever since updating to iOS 13 (the version of iOS where Apple introduced their own Swipe to Type keyboard), GBoard has been very problematic. If I type a long email or message on FB Messenger, eventually the keyboard starts lagging to the point of not being usable. I have to save my message or email, restart the app, and then I get some more time before lag returns. Then periodically, once a month or so, it requires a complete delete/restart/reinstall, or the keyboard gets stuck in a "crash and reload" cycle over and over and over again with no cure other than deleting it and having to reconfigure my custom keyboard colors again upon reinstallation. I swear Apple must be sabotaging it now that they have their own Swipe to Type keyboard. But GBoard is so so much better than the native keyboard so I have to deal with the issues. Every update I hope it got resolved, but no such luck.
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  • 90% great, but horrible predictive text is a deal breaker Jul 27, 2018

    By WrongWriter
    The layout and abilities of Gboard are so superior to the competition. But, as so many other reviewers have pointed out, the predictive text when using the glide entry is TERRIBLE. For example, when gliding my finger from T to H to E to enter the word THE Gboard will frequently enter THREE instead. THE is probably in the top 1% most frequently used words in English. Why would the program logic select THREE over THE, especially when it makes no sense in the context of the other words in the preceding and following it? I have seen other keyboards that will actually go back and change a word it suggested 3 or 4 words earlier in the sentence once the context of the sentence becomes clear. If things like that are possible why can't Google fix this ongoing problem? I believe the problem had to be addressed in some fashion. The frustration levels I'm reaching over having my flow interrupted every 5 to 7 words to backspace out another wrong word have me ready to jump to a competitor.
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  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Spring Gee
    I hate this thing after it updated. It was okay for me before, but now, the functions slow me down. It keeps spliting keyboard when I was sliding the words. The correction pops up under the misspelled word, and the suggested word (which I was going to click on) was covered up by the correction pop up, and it won't disappear. The setting app does't show disable them. Also, I want to delete all my misspelling words in suggestion removed... It isn't in the personal dictionary...
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  • Thought this was FANTASTIC news for iPhone owners Dec 5, 2019

    By 🐚🔔
    So when I found out Google made a keyboard for my iPhone I was so excited because Apple's keyboard is terrible....but now into my 3rd day after installing it and I'm so irritated with it, I'm to the point of uninstalling! As I am trying to type this review, here and now, my cursor just starts freaking out and trying to keep just zooming back to the very beginning of my message and no matter how many times I try to move the cursor back to where it should be, it just keeps trying to rewind to the beginning like it has a crazy, possessed mind of it's own! It also just randomly adds words, deletes words, and it even started typing one text message COMPLETELY BACKWARDS!!!!! (Not to mention the crazy auto correct nonsense going on--I typed "mind" correctly just now only to have it auto "corrected" to "kind", then "I typed" was changed to "ill tempted" and "not to" (as in not to mention) was changed to motto and mention was changed to MEMTION!!! Come on Google, get it together... We know you can do better than this! My messages and texts, instead of being easier and quicker to be able to type and send, are taking me 3x as long because I'm having to fight it to say what I want it to say and do what I'm trying to do!!! It's HORRIBLE! The idea or the concept is great.... IF YOU WOULD JUST FIX THE BUGS!!!!
    more
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Ali AMN
    It's certainly the best app, but I hope they provide the ability ""customize the letters for our own !!"" in the future, because that's why I can't use this app for my own language. I can't type fast anymore with your app. I'm typing like a 90-year-old person! It is a very simple and important thing that I do not know why none of the creators pay attention to it!? Especially you, Google "Thanks for your attention"
    more
  • Feb 13, 2021

    By Nikki Doe
    The send button is in a very inconvenient location. PLEASE change it. It's too easy to accidentally send when you're trying to move the cursor to the right at the end of the line. *Many of my emojis are the ugly default "blob" emojis and look nothing like the gboard emoji when it's typed in the message box. This has been the case for three years. Why are they STILL showing?!
    more
  • Feb 25, 2021

    By Shannon Parker
    Keyboard is hard to type anything with. Sometimes it feels like someone is fighting with me on my own keyboard when im trying to use it. It is also really slow. And added privacy is a suggestion, no one likes to be hacked all the time. Just letting you know, thx. But i still do really love the bit mojis.
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Jideonwo Felix
    The app is still amazing, but I changed my rating to attract your attention to the fact that the realtime translation on the keyboard no longer works for me ever since one of your update, it just writes the exact same thing I write without changing the language. I've been hoping that your consequent updates will fix this bug, but none of them have. Please fix this. You're still, hands down, my best keyboard.
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  • So many bugs. Nov 6, 2019

    By TheBirchWoodTree
    Would be amazing if it weren’t for the insufferable bugs. Apple changed the way their keyboards used special characters and I didn’t like it, so I wanted a new keyboard. I’ve already sold my soul and everything to Google (because I do like google products a great deal) so I decided to get this. But wow. First, if you type too fast for more than about 10 seconds, it starts freezing. The letter pop ups stop disappearing and typing becomes slow until it fixes after about 10 more seconds.. and then does it again immediately. You can only fix this by completely restarting the app you’re typing in. Second is more major: for no reason, seemingly random, it’ll cause no keyboard to pop up when you click a text field. Just nothing. No apple keyboard, nothing. Nothing can fix this short of turning the device completely off and back on, taking a minute or two. After trying to live with these bugs for the last half a year, telling myself “they’ll fix it soon!” I finally gave in and deleted the app. I hate apple keyboard, typing this review on it now just feels horrible, and I’m going to look for another keyboard right after. I think bugs that big going unfixed for that long is inexcusable.
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Akshay Saini
    Really unexpected, it was working fine for long but with time It started getting slowed down. At first I thought something wrong with my phone but uninstalling the app helped me come to this conclusion. Gboard team please handle caching or whatever caused the app to slow down.
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  • Suddenly Has Major Problems May 22, 2020

    By Rcast1986
    Used to love this keyboard, especially for bringing haptic typing feedback to an iPhone keyboard (seriously, I can't go back). The built-in search and gif features are amazing, and I can finally swear like an adult without my phone telling me I meant to reference a water fowl. But over the past few months, it seems like something on Gboard just...broke. And now about 3 out of every 5 sentences I start (when bringing up the keyboard for the first time) won't capitalize the letter unless I backspace first. This is super annoying, but even worse, at least a few times a day, the keyboard will just appear to get disoriented, for lack of a better term. And it's like it thinks the things I'm typing are something else entirely, and it will change every word I type into something else entirely, completely unrelated. It's usually with super common 2 letter words like it, is, an, or, and so forth, and it will KEEP changing those words until I close out of the app or change to the default iPhone keyboard. These issues have unfortunately made it useless to me, as I can't be stopping to battle the autocorrect every few minutes. Super disappointing! Hopefully Google fixes this soon.
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  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Peter Senesac
    I have loved this keyboard in the past but now it is so laggy it's unusable. Don't know what to try next. I type the entire word before it shows up , it scrambles things, starts typing in random places. Hides letters with bubbles that hang. Reimstall daily to get it to work on a new pixel. Makes a mess!
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