Gboard beta for Android gets a new update, introducing an Incognito mode

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 15, 2017

The mode's name is derived from the Incognito Mode found on Chrome, giving users an option that has greater privacy for some sensitive communications. While this mode had already existed when used with Android O, the update brings this capability to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later.

Starting with Gboard's incognito mode, the feature will not remember any words and, as such, will not store those words in Gboard's history.

A new version of Google's Gboard is rolling out today to the beta channel with one interesting feature in tow and plenty of small interface tweaks.

However, according to Android Police, typing in other text fields like passwords and login screens the feature doesn't work. There's no telling if it will make it to other apps in the future.

Google has been tinkering with more functions in the Gboard toolbar and this version has one new shortcut that you can add and organize: a GIF button. Though in my opinion it's unnecessary to add another way to use GIFs since there are now three ways to insert GIFs with the Gboard.

For example, the design of the Theme page of the app's settings has been changed. The Show All icon has moved to the bottom of each section and been renamed to Show more, and instead of it opening the full list in a new page, it now expands to show all the themes inline on the same page.

As is the case with updates, Gboard's 6.4 beta might not show up right away in the Play Store, but we have the download link below in case you are interested.

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