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Gboard 2.0 for iOS gets some theming features Android version lacks

Hopefully, these new tricks are on the way to the Android version soon.

Published onMarch 29, 2019

Gboard on the Pixel 2.

The iOS and Android versions of Google’s Gboard app are usually pretty synced, but occasionally one will jump ahead of the other when it comes to new features and functions. With that in mind, it looks like the iOS version of Gboard now has some nifty customization features that the Android version lacks (via 9to5Google).

To be fair, some of the theming functions arriving for iOS users with Gboard 2.0 today are features Android users have enjoyed for a while now. For example, Gboard 2.0 for iOS now lets users choose background colors and images, customize key borders, key height, and enable/disable key popups. These are all things Android users have been able to do for some time.

Gboard can now understand your mumbling much better than before
Gboard on the Pixel 2XL.

However, the iOS app now has some cool customizations for the swipe trail. You can now customize the color and thickness of the trail and even add some absolutely fabulous sparkles that feature little Google “G” logos.

Check out some screenshots of the new iOS customizations below:

If you wish your Android device had these new swipe trail customizations, don’t worry: it’s highly likely they will be coming to Android soon. However, we don’t know when.

Gboard for iOS is still missing some other customization features that Android has, such as setting keypress sound volume, vibration strength, and the length of the key long press delay.

If you don’t use Gboard for Android, click the button below to get started. If you use Gboard for iOS, click here to upgrade to the latest version.

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