While Google's gboard keyboard on Android devices is able to perform some tasks such as compile, search, and more, Android Police now reported that they even create custom GIFs can.
The new Make a GIF feature has been launched for Beta users of the Android app. If you downloaded the version from the Google Play Store, you will not be able to see the new feature. The Gboard app has also added a new Gallery of Stickers that lets you choose between two new supported apps sticker packs.
So, what if you did not log in ? Be Beta Tester ? I am not amused! You can download the .apk installation file from here and load the sideload to try out the new features.
After installation, users of the new beta can simply tap the "G" button tapping the text box in a supported app (WhatsApp, telegram, etc.). Next, tap on "GIF" and then you will notice a new button called "Make a GIF". If you tap the "+" button, the keyboard will ask for camera permissions.
Once the camera has been accessed, the camera will open in selfie mode (can also be switched to the rear camera with a trigger to record your GIF and six effects or lenses over Select to your personalized GIF After recording, you can save your GIF or click Submit (represented by a paper-level icon) to use it in your chat app.
Another Cool New Feature in the New Beta is the S Ticker Gallery
Just tap the "G" after tapping the text box in a supported chat app, and then tap Click the sticker icon to open the Sticker Gallery. You can toggle between the scrubber's sticker packs, select a GIF sticker, and do so as if you're sending via a normal saved GIF or a picture with or without a caption.
The above feature is only available for the Android version of the Gboard app and still needs to appear on the iOS app. As for the installation and availability of features, the app seemed to work well or our fairly new Huawei P20 Pro in the office, so the latest smartphone should be easily supported.