- Gboard may add Resize option for keyboard customization.
- The repositioning feature improves the ergonomics, of a full-width keyboard.
- Changes discovered in Gboard 13.0 beta, stable release uncertain.
Gboard, Google’s popular software keyboard for Android, may soon introduce new customization options. According to 9to5Google, a Resize option could be added to Gboard’s quick settings. This feature would allow users to easily resize and reposition the keyboard on the fly, without accessing the keyboard settings.
According to recent findings by 9to5Google, the latest version of Gboard, namely Gboard 13.0, is currently being rolled out to beta testers on the Play Store. In their report, 9to5Google states that they successfully enabled the new features introduced in this update. Additionally, the publication also discovered some advancements related to the tabletop mode for foldable devices, although they were unable to activate these features themselves.
By tapping the Resize option, users can adjust the button size and position, as well as move the keyboard relative to the bottom of the screen. This customization could enhance user comfort and improve typing ergonomics. While Gboard already offers key height adjustments, repositioning the keyboard is a new addition.
The repositioning option would keep the keyboard at full width, differentiating it from one-handed and floating modes. These changes were reportedly discovered in Gboard 13.0 beta, but there is no guarantee they will be available in the stable release. Gboard is pre-installed on most Android phones, but it can be downloaded from the Play Store.