One of the features offered by third-party keyboard apps is the ability to choose a different look for your keyboard. Ultimately this is customization that Google’s stock keyboard does not offer, at least not on the same level that some apps do. However this will change come Android 7.0 Nougat as themed keyboards will be a feature.

In the video above, courtesy of the folks at XDA Developers, it shows that one of the features of Android 7.0 Nougat will be themable keyboards. From what we can tell in the video, users will be able to choose from different colors for their keyboard. Users will also be able to use their own image as the keyboard background and even adjust the brightness to suit their preference and readability.

Other options include turning key borders on and off, meaning that if you want a more seamless look you would turn off key borders, but if you want to be able to tell each key apart then you’ll want to leave it on. Google’s default Android keyboard is already pretty decent as far as on-screen keyboards are concerned, but with this new feature, it seems that Google is giving users more reason to stick to the stock keyboard than turn to third-party alternatives, but what do you guys think?

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