Gboard is one of the most popular keyboard apps available on the Google Play Store.
It is probably the only keyboard which can compete straight up with the likes of Swiftkey keyboard.
Google has just pushed a new beta update for its homegrown Google keyboard that brings an incognito mode support, along with some other useful features and a design overhaul.
Gboard beta 6.4: incognito mode
If you use the new incognito mode in the Gboard, the keyboard won’t remember (save) any words in its history, thereby giving a true incognito mode. If you do not want any history whatsoever of the particular incognito session, this new feature might come in handy for you.
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This feature was previously limited only to Android O. With the new update, all the Android devices which have versions above Android Marshmallow will support an incognito mode in Gboard.
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The feature, however, is not universally available as of now and it only works with Google Chrome. There is no news about whether or not the Google keyboard would function the same in other apps.
This might be a temporary thing and can be fixed later on.
Gboard beta 6.4: icon redesign
On top of the incognito mode, the Google keyboard has got a design overhaul as well. The icons of the Gboard have slightly been redesigned to make better use of a one-handed operation.
The Gboard toolbar has also been improved with a new GIF button which now gives you three different ways to search and send GIFS.
In addition to these redesigns, the theme panel in the Google keyboard settings has seen a layout change. The themes are now being displayed as grids along with a show more button which further expands each theme category.
In case you want to check out the Gboard beta 6.4, you can download it from the Play Store or you can save the trouble of searching it and download it from right here.
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