Google Keyboard Updated To 3.0, Brings Personalized Suggestions From Other Google Apps
Google, today, rolled out an update for Google Keyboard that bumps the version number to 3.0.1 from 2.0. The update brings a major feature, which has long been available in other rival keyboards, the ability to import words from other services to offer personalised suggestions.
When they first start typing after updating the keyboard, users will automatically get a prompt that saying that the keyboard is using data from other Google apps and services to offer improved suggestions and corrections. The data is only stored on your device and not somewhere in the cloud. Users who are paranoid about their privacy, can turn the feature off from Settings.
Other minor changes include an “ABC” button to allow the user to return to the keyboard from the emoji tab and a new Settings icon on long-pressing of the microphone button.
Currently, Google only offers the ability to personalize a user’s dictionary from their own services and apps. Hopefully, down the line it will also allow users to import data from other social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.
If the update is not already live for you on the Play Store, you can manually sideload the APK from here.