According to the reports, Google’s Gboard keyboard has been popular for Android and iOS for some time. What’s interesting, though, is that one of its newest and coolest features — personalized GIF customizations — only landed on the iOS client since its launch in January. Now, this situation has finally changed. It is understood that the new MakeaGIF option has finally available for Android, but in beta version and is only available on some devices. If you want to use the Gboard keyboard beta version then you can also enroll your self as Google beta tester using this link. Or want to use it without becoming a beta tester then just download and install the Google’s Gboard beta APK file from here.
In any case, late arrival is better than nothing. It is not yet clear which Android devices support this feature, but Pixel and Pixel2 with Gboard beta app installed look no problem.
The best part of Gboard’s custom GIF feature is that it is simple to use and easy to find on the keyboard. Users only need to enter the GIF section of the keyboard to select the MyGIFs tab to start creating their own clips or selfies. It is reported that the maximum GIF recording time is 3 seconds, and then you can add filters on it, and finally save it under the MyGIFs tab for future use.
In addition to custom GIFs, the latest version of Gboard also brings a large number of new stickers. Unfortunately, it is not yet clear when the final version of Gboard will be launched.