The latest update to Google’s keyboard app Gboard for Android is rolling out and it is bringing a lot of new features. With the update, version 7.2.9 for those keeping score at home, will allow users to create their own GIFs to share with others. The feature requires that you give Gboard access to your camera and when you do, it will fire up the selfie camera on your phone to record about 3 seconds of video. It then uses the video to create the short animation and will allow you to add filters to it as well.
The new feature is found when you open up Gboard for Android and then tap on the emoji icon (the smiley face) then tap on the GIF option.
In addition to the ability to create your own GIFs, this update also brings support to 16 new languages to the keyboard. Ahirani, Bahamianese, Kannauji, Fijian, Gagauz, Halbi, Karakalpak, Kanuri, Komi, Moksha, Pangasinan, Sango, Veps, Võro, Wagdi, and Zeeuws are all now supported by the keyboard as Google continues to work to make the app available to the entire world.
The OTA update for Gboard is rolling out and if you haven’t seen the update yet, it shouldn’t be much longer.