Gboard introduces a new magic wand button for Android

Gboard is one of the Best Android Keyboard apps around. It has everything you could want from a keyboard: accurate text correction and word prediction capabilities, a plethora of themes, voice input, multilingual input support, etc. In addition to these core features, the app also has some nifty tricks up its sleeve to make your typing that little bit more fun and more dynamic. These include Emoji kitchen and text-based stickers. And now Google is releasing a new magic wand button that will take your emoji game to the next level.

Google is introducing a new magic wand button in the latest Gboard beta. The button appears in the right corner on the top row and automatically inserts relevant emojis into your message when pressed. So, for example, if you type “good morning” and tap the magic wand button, several emojis will be added to your message, including sunrise over a mountain, the sun, and a face blowing a kiss. If you tap the button a second time, an emoji will be inserted between each word.

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The selection of suggested emojis is not consistent across apps. On WhatsApp, typing “good morning” and pressing the magic button only added two emojis: the sun rising over a mountain and the sun rising on the horizon. Meanwhile, the feature has added six emoji (mentioned above) on Instagram.

The magic wand button is indeed a clever feature and can save you the trouble of sifting through the emoji picker and finding the right emoji to insert into your message. In our brief testing, we found that the magic wand button doesn’t appear in every app. It only seems to appear in instant messaging apps, which makes sense.

The Magic Wand button is introduced with the latest beta version of Gboard. The feature is not yet available in the stable version of the app. If you want to try it, you can sign up for the beta program here. Alternatively, you can also download APKMirror’s latest beta APK.

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