Google's Gboard lets you launch a search right from your iPhone keyboard

Google has released its own software keyboard for iPhone and iPad, Gboard. The keyboard allows you to perform a Google search without leaving the app you're in. Just tap the big "G" button in the upper left of the keyboard to start your search. Gboard also supports swipe-typing, like other keyboards such as Swype and SwiftKey.

Here are the big features you'll find in Gboard:

Search and send anything from Google:

  • Nearby stores and restaurants
  • Videos and images
  • Weather forecasts
  • News and articles
  • Sports scores
  • And anything else you'd search on Google
  • GIFs — Search GIFs for the best reaction
  • Emoji Search— Find the perfect emoji, faster
  • Glide Typing — Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter

You can find Gboard on the App Store now.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.