[Update: Dictionary import/export] Gboard 8.Four reorganizes ‘Symbols’ emoji, tweaks Incognito UI [APK Insight]

The newest beta of Google’s keyboard app is rolling out this night with some minor tweaks and options in progress. Gboard 8.Four reorganizes the “Symbols” emoji class and preps a trending sticker pack part.

About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ publish, we’ve decompiled the most recent model of an software that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these information (referred to as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re in a position to see varied traces of code inside that trace at potential future options. Keep in thoughts that Google might or might not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which might be nearer to being completed, nonetheless, to indicate you the way they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.

‘Symbols’ emoji class

The present “Shapes” class has been renamed to “Symbols” in Gboard 8.4. This features a slight rearrangement of how emoji are offered, whereas there at the moment are 229 characters versus 221 in Gboard 8.3. It’s unclear whether or not there are new ones, or if Google simply added emoji from different classes.


Incognito tweaks

Version 8.Four tweaks how Gboard seems in Chrome’s Incognito Mode. The sun shades and hat icon is not the keyboard’s background — the place it was barely seen behind keys, and is now within the upper-left nook. Tapping will reveal different features like Search and stickers.

Dictionary import/export

The import/export characteristic for the Personal dictionary — which we first spotted in February with model 8.0 — is now stay. In the Gboard 8.Four beta, heading to the settings web page will reveal a brand new overflow menu that has the 2 choices.

“Export” generates a “PersonalDictionary.zip” file that incorporates a .txt and opens the system share sheet to avoid wasting/ship. “Import” launches the file browser, with an “Import finished” toast message showing on the finish. Thanks Lance!



This menu provides a “Your keyboard languages and layouts” description.

GIF digital camera deprecation

Gboard is removing the power to create your individual GIFs, with the warning banner tweaked for visibility in Gboard 8.4.

Trending sticker packs

Similar to how standard GIFs and searches are recognized, a “trending packs” part could possibly be coming to the Stickers gallery. According to strings in Gboard 8.4, the brand new tab may be a part of a rename of “Favorites” to “my packs.”

my packs

trending packs

Learning settings

In version 8.2 (beneath), we detailed how Gboard might acquire a user-facing “Federated learning” toggle. This choice may be grouped underneath a brand new “Learning” class in settings.


Gboard 8.2

How to replace?

You can sign-up for Gboard’s beta program here or by heading to the Play Store listing on Android and scrolling to the underside. The newest beta model of Gboard is instantly rolled out by Google when it’s obtainable.

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