Google’s Gboard might be late to the game when it comes to keyboard apps for smartphones, but the company has done a pretty good job with it. One of the key features of Gboard is that it allows users to make searches on Google directly within it, thus bringing up relevant information without having to leave whatever app you’re using.
Now according to a report from Android Police, it has been noted that Google is testing out a way to make searches on Gboad smarter. As you can see in the screenshot above, the idea is that as you type, Google will try to determine if you might be searching for something and will alert users through the transformation of the Google “G” logo that there could be relevant content worth exploring.
In the screenshot above, it shows the user searching for a celebrity, in which an information card will popup containing more information about that person. Alternatively this can also work by helping users find more appropriate emojis or GIFs, and so on. In a way there are some apps that can predict emojis, such as LINE where users can type words or phrases in which it will then bring up relevant stickers that you could choose from.
In this case it will be more than that and will also include information from searches. As Android Police notes, this seems to be a server-side test so not everyone will see it enabled for them yet, but maybe keep an eye out for it if you’re using the Gboard app.