Google’s slick Android keyboard, Gboard, has always lagged a little behind its iOS appbut that’s quickly changing. Following the company’s latest update to GIF and Emoji suggestions, Google’s made it easier than ever to type (and type fast) on Gboard after announcing new updates to the Android app on Monday.
The latest update allows you to search for emoji just by drawing. The new feature is part of emoji search, and it’ll automatically recognize and show related emoji in the results.
Gboard’s Emoji drawing recognition comes after a series of AI-based drawing experiments by the company, including Autodraw, which recognizes drawings and suggests professionally produced illustrations you can use based on your drawing.
Additionally, the company has also added phrase suggestions that predict phrases to help you type faster. For example, if you type “looking forward” Gboard will suggest “to seeing” or “to it.” Gboard now supports 200 languages.
The updates are rolling out on Monday to all Android users.