Google Gboard for iOS now integrates Maps, YouTube, and a drawing feature

Ann Santiago
August 1, 2017

With the latest update, Gboard now features integrated YouTube and Google Maps search, which will give these Google services more limelight on iOS.

By hitting the Google Maps tab on the Gboard toolbar, users can now send their location or share an address instantly.

For you artists (or doodlers!), you can now use our new Ink feature to draw and share your creations right from your keyboard. When you're messaging your friends and remember a cool video, all you need to do in order to quickly share it with them is look it up inside Gboard.

The Gboard app from Google is getting some additional features in its latest update. Thanks to this, users will be able to easily access and use YouTube and Google Maps directly from the keyboard. This Ink feature can be accessed by tapping the emoji button, then the pen icon. Now to search a specific video, type what you are looking for in the search tab and the keyboard will show four to five video options from YouTube.


To make Gboard your default keyboard, open the Settings app General Keyboard Keyboards tap "Edit" in the top right tap and hold the Reorder icon (two horizontal lines) next to Gboard drag it to the top of the list tap Done. You can share searched videos with your friends without leaving the Gboard app on your iOS smartphone.

'We're always working on new features and languages, so please keep sharing your feedback in the App Store'. Recently, Google had announced support for 22 Indic languages on Gboard for Android.

And, to the delight of many GIF users, the keyboard also has a built-in GIF search. The app will also support Hebrew, Farsi, and Arabic, following the update. Now, with the touch of a button, users will also be able to call up YouTube and Maps.

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