You might have heard that back in 2016, Google launched a standalone keyboard app called Gboard which is now available on both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Google is deepening their grip on iOS users because in an update to its iOS app, Google is integrating Gboard into the Google app.

According to Google, “While Gboard first launched as a standalone app, it now comes installed with the Google app. Don’t be stifled by the same old texts and smiley faces; with Gboard, expressing yourself with emoji, multiple languages and GIFs has never been easier or more fun.”

Gboard in Google’s app acts pretty much the same way as you might expect from the regular Gboard app. This means that if you’ve used the app before then you should be pretty familiar with how it works and some of its features. For those who haven’t, we guess this could be a good introduction to the app which might encourage you to use it as your default keyboard.

Users will be able to perform searches within the keyboard itself, pull up GIFs, emojis, and more. In addition, Google has introduced a “Trending on Google” widget so that you can always stay up to date with what’s hot at the moment. The update should be live so head on over to the iTunes App Store if you’d like to get your hands on it.

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