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Gboard to get morse code support, beta set for release today

A beta version of the update will be launching later today, Google confirmed.

Published onMay 8, 2018

Google has announced morse code support for the Gboard keyboard. At its I/O developer conference the company announced a beta version of the update will be available later today.

Google worked with disabled developer Tania Finlayson to create the feature, as the developer uses morse code to communicate.

Morse code for Gboard allows users to customize it according to their specific needs, the company noted on its Experiments website. The update works in conjunction with Android’s accessibility features.

To get into the beta, visit the Gboard Play Store listing and choose “become a tester.” You’ll be eligible for beta access after a few minutes.

Google cautions that morse code support is only available for U.S. English and devices running Android 5.0 or better.

To activate the feature, you’ll need to visit Gboard in your settings menu (settings > system > languages and input > virtual keyboard), select languages, then English (U.S.), and swipe left until you find morse code.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Google I/O 2018!

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