Google updated the Gboard virtual keyboard for iPhone (iOS) and added integration with YouTube and Maps. Now, the user of the free app can quickly search for a video or a location on the map without leaving the app they are using. The news promises to facilitate when sending information in messengers like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
See the tips below and learn how to use the new features of Gboard. It is worth remembering that it is necessary to have the latest version of the application installed on the Apple smartphone. You can check out how to update cell phone apps in this other tutorial.
Gboard receives new features on iOS; know how to use – Photo: Disclosure / Google
How to use Gboard on iPhone
Searching YouTube Videos
Step 1. Open Gboard and tap on the Google icon in the upper left corner of the keyboard. Now, in addition to the search button, you’ll see the «YouTube» and «Maps» tabs.
Open Gboard and access the Google menu – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Step 2. Tap on «YouTube» to find a video. The app shows some recommended videos that can be swiped to the left. To copy a video link, just tap on it.
Viewing video suggestions – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora
Step 3. If you want to find a specific video, use the search. Results are displayed on cards and can be swiped to the left. Similarly, just tap on the video to use it. You can also tap «Play» to open the video in the YouTube app.
Searching videos on YouTube – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora
How to search for a location
Step 1. Open the «Maps» tab. To use your current location, you need to allow the Gborad app to access the iPhone’s GPS. To do this, tap «Enable Location» and then «Allow».
Allow the app to access your location – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora
Step 2. Tap «Current location» to send your location. You can swipe cards to the left to see some location suggestions. If you want to send the location of an establishment, tap on the card.
Viewing suggestions – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Step 3. Use the search field to find specific locations and addresses. In the results, swipe cards to the left to view more. Likewise, tap on the card with the location you want to use.
Searching for a place on Maps – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Take advantage of the tips and use Gboard to quickly find videos and locations without leaving the app you’re using.