- Gboard for Android is getting an “undo” button for restoring deleted content.
- Currently, in beta, the feature is not yet accessible to regular users.
- The undo functionality will work system-wide, improving the typing experience on Gboard.
Gboard, Google’s popular keyboard app for Android devices, is known for its useful features. Something new always seemed to be coming. The latest addition in development for Gboard is an “undo” button, which allows users to restore accidentally deleted posts.
Recently, a developer called RKBDI who worked with Akos saw this upcoming trend. The ability to undo deleted text has long been a standard feature of text editing applications and programs. Android applications like Google Keep already include an undo button for deleting text.
FINALLY! Gboard is preparing to add an "undo" function so you can recover deleted words/sentences. Here's a demo of the feature in the latest beta release.— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) July 7, 2023
Credits go to Akos Paha from the Rboard Themes Telegram group for discovering this! pic.twitter.com/q6L2Fap9NL
However, this feature is not yet system-wide on the virtual keyboard. Unlike physical keyboards on platforms like Windows and macOS, which offer a simple “Ctrl + Z” shortcut to repeat actions, virtual keyboards like Gboard don’t have the same option but that’s about to change.
Google adds this undo functionality to Gboard buttons, making it work system-wide. A short video demonstrating this feature shows how to use it in the search bar, with no option to filter built-in. The test text in the video is recorded, deleted, and then easily restored with the new undo button. An undo option will appear in the Gboard overflow button, which can be a bit mysterious. However, Google recently added the ability to customize the tool with these buttons, making this new feature even more robust.
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It should be noted that Gboard has long provided an “undo” option for autocorrect, but this new addition is more advanced and versatile and will significantly help users to enhance their typing experience.
At this point, it is unclear when this feature will be available to the general public. Currently live in the latest beta version of Gboard, but hidden behind the disabled flag. On the other hand, it is not easily accessible to regular users.
In conclusion, Google Gboard is set to come with an “undo” button, allowing users to effortlessly recover accidentally deleted content. While the feature is currently in beta testing and not yet available to the public, its addition to Gboard’s feature set promises to improve the overall typing experience for Android users.