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Gboard for iOS now supports Maps and YouTube

Gboard for iOS now supports Maps and YouTube

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Google has released the latest update for Gboard on iOS, which brings Maps and YouTube to the keyboard. Now, instead of typing out an address, you can just tap the G button and drop a Google Maps link into your conversation, saving everyone a bit of copying and pasting.

There’s also a new YouTube tab that lets you share videos, and a feature called Ink, which allows you to draw whatever you want, much like you can do with the standard iOS keyboard in landscape mode.

All of these features are currently exclusive to the iOS version of Gboard, continuing Google’s streak of making independent features for each platform (and giving iOS the good features first). Gboard for Android can predict full phrases and identify hand-drawn emojis, both of which aren’t available on its iPhone counterpart.

The new features are available as part of the latest Gboard for iOS update, which is available today in the App Store.