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Gboard for iPhone adds drawing, Maps and YouTube

To all the Gboard fans out there: we’re adding some clutch additions to your favorite keyboard companion. Now with a tap of the G button, you’ll have access to both Maps and YouTube, making it easier than ever to share location and video content in any messaging app.  

Whether you’re coordinating a rendezvous point at the park or dinner plans at a nearby restaurant, meeting up with friends and family has never been easier. Just tap the G button then “Maps” to share your current location or a local address.


You’ll also see a new “YouTube” tab to make it easier to send YouTube videos—like this toddler busting his brother out of a crib or classics like Charlie bit my finger—right from Gboard.


For you artists (or doodlers!), you can now use our new Ink feature to draw and share your creations right from your keyboard. Just tap on the emoji button followed by the pen icon and get to to work!


And as an added bonus, we now support three new languages: Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi.

To start using these updates, make sure you’ve got the latest version of Gboard for iPhone. We’re always working on new features and languages, so please keep sharing your feedback in the App Store.

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