Last week we told you about some minor improvements coming to Gboard by way of the most recent beta: easier language translation and a better theme picker. Well, Google’s not really to roll it out to the masses just yet. The latest beta of Gboard 6.1 adds some really welcome improvements to the way voice typing works and makes looking for a GIF easier.
In the current Gboard, when you tap the little microphone icon to input text via voice, the whole keyboard disappears and turns into a pause button. In the 6.1 beta, it now just lights up the microphone icon, and leaves all your regular keys there. It’s a much simpler experience when you mix voice and keyboard typing.