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Edit: To anyone who still needs help, I got the "Google" to go away by changing around the options on my suggestion bar. Turns out it can go away. Don't know if it's just a temporary fix or not, or if it'll work for every user.

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For some reason, the layout of Gboard on my phone just randomly changed. There usually isn't "Google" across the spacebar, and the little arrow on the suggestion bar is usually the search function. Not for emojis but for searching up things on Google via the keyboard. I don't know there's been an update, but how do I put the search area back where the arrow is, and remove the "Google" from the space bar. I already have search enabled but it doesn't seem to bring back the browser search feature. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling as well.
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I hate all these useless features google keeps adding. I'm so angry that they think they can advertise to me on my own keyboard. I don't want to look at their logo.
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Yeah I hope there is a way to remove it. It's quite annoying to look at.
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I quickly looked through Gboard's settings to no avail. It's an eye sore.
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its new update right?
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Technically it was a dormant update.  It was just activated; maybe when the Google app updated.  I say this because if you browse through months of previous versions (and install them) the Google Text is there as well.  The last build to not include it is a release build of v8, right before v9.

Furthermore it is more than a eyesore, it is a typing speed and concentration regression (at least for me).  This is because unconsciously my eyes keep looking at the "Google" imprinted on the Spacebar.

Searching for things take longer too.

Gboard team: This is a choice of design over function.  And the team member who approved it should be sacked (on the head with a albatross).
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Only bypass for now would be to add one more language, and thus your current language will appear. It's still an eye sore tho.
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The logo on the space bar looks hideous and like some low grade keyboard app. I dont want to switch keyboards but I will entirely because of this
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"Google" on spacebar but why? How to remove this.
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Glad I'm not the only one who has found this new irritating space bar add on. It's so off putting
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It's their way to tell us that they own us.
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Tap the 3 dots at the end then long press the search icon and move it to the top bar to get the search icon back
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@Quadie when it was just a G button on the top bar, I think I could tap on the button to activate search. But in this new layout with Google logo enabled, I can't reach the keyboard search anymore. Holding on the Google logo does nothing. ***(How is it supposed to work anyway?)*** It seems to be a backwards change that was completely aesthetic and takes away access to a feature that was something useful. It looks like a Television with its logo at the bottom. I might as well see my phone's manufacturer name or carrier name there...

Btw you are right I'm seeing more and more updates especially those from Google just randomly changing interfaces without any new update. I always wondered how that is possible because I expected apps to change only by updating. I thought maybe there's a new mechanism to update app UI by patching existing APK or something but now I realised it's just some dormant features that were remotely activated. It's still very scary, like there could be dormant spy tracking code that can be activated and deactivated remotely on a million phones at once!

And here I am asking for the nth time to give easier access to the question mark near space bar and not the nearly useless comma.
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Distracting and irritating, and it doesn't actually do anything as far as I can tell. Honestly what is the point of slapping that on the space bar when I have a Google account logged into a Google phone, running the Google operating system...
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What in the actual hell Google? You don't have to advertise on the spacebar it looks horrible when I type there's no point in this. Whoever did this should be laid off because it looks so bad and serves no actual purpose expect making it look like some cheap keyboard software developed by some college student rather than a multi billion company. Remove this Google because not only did you do it without considering the opinion of the public but as of now it's also unremovable. We know you are big company with great influence there's no need to shove it up our noses when we're texting someone.
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@everyone, please send feedback from Gboard settings. That's the best way to get your opinion across to the development team.
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How to remove the Google logo on the space bar:

1. Open Gboard settings (Either tap and hold on comma or Open the white arrow menu, tap three dots, choose Settings)
2. Tap on "⭐ Rate us"
3. To the question "Are you enjoying Gboard?" truthfully answer as "No"
4. Enter the following feedback: ***Remove the Google logo from the space bar. YUCK!!!"***
5. Paste the link to this thread in your feedback and Send it.
6. Tell us here that you did steps 1-5.
7. Wait for Google to finally listen to us all.

Alternative solution:
1. Install a different keyboard.
2. Switch to the new keyboard.
3. Repeat steps 1-2 until you find the keyboard you like the most.
4. Uninstall all other keyboards including Gboard.
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Yes, i wrote them about this logo. Like they need any further advertising :/ !
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It's so terrible. Completely distracting. Cheapens what was an excellent product. Google literally owns the operating system, they don't need to do this. This advertising is crude and ugly. Provide an option to turn it off!
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Just woke up to this update. Please let us change that in the future, this is terrible.
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It makes the keyboard look cheap. Horrible design decision.
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So annoying. I'm deffo switching if can't remove. Feel like I'm being brainwashed 🙉
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Yeah, this is just disgusting. No way to change it in the settings. I just uninstalled. Thanks Google, you consistently find a way to make things worse, cough Google chat.
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So annoying, I cannot type without looking at it.
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I went to the play store and uninstalled GBoard and it is suddenly back to normal. Do not enable automatic updates. I use a pixel 3 btw.
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Why does google think this is okay? It makes it really hard to focus on what I'm trying to type.
We know the keyboard is from Google! We don't need it interfering with our messaging! As if google needs MORE advertising! >:(
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I have two language options, so it shows only current language instead of Google.
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I can't stand the suggestion bar with the stupid gif and stickers buttons. I need my old suggestion bar back. I left a review
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Disgusting that they're advertising to me on my own keyboard. Hey Google get it off there.
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It's surprising distracting. I'm going to give it a week, if I don't get used to it or it isn't removed I'm installing a new keyboard..
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Also went and uninstalled gboard.

Idiotic update thanks @google
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Thanks for representing this issue Artistically.

With regards to third party virtual keyboards (i.e. those other than GBoard found on the play store); I would perhaps say to not install a third party virtual keyboard as a potential solution to this. This is because a third party virtual keyboard might be more invasive to ones privacy, for example logging ones input (e.g. passwords). 

I would think giving feedback to the GBoard team on this issue might be the best course of action. If enough people do it, I'm sure they'll remove the eyesore.
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This is a horrible feature. It's almost like Google is trying to lame claim to space-bar. I hate it, it's so distracting!
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Please help me remove this irritating "Google" from the space bar. I hate this 😡
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I have the Google logo on my space bar it's so annoying can someone tell me how to remove it, I'm not a technical person so in English please
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i might have to use my iphone 6 again just for this needlessly update...
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I removed the Google by adding another keyboard in settings. 
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People dying all over the world and you're all getting irate over a word on a keyboard. Your priorities may be misaligned.

Just change your keyboard, problem solved.
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please remove it, i will switch to other keyboard if not remove
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@Ian Gilligan: Sure, you can only ever be angry at the worst problem that exists. Why are you commenting on this and not helping all these people?
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This is utterly horrible. It doesn't reinforce their brand, it damages it.
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Back to Smart Keyboard for me. Predictive text isn't quite as good but it's a decent alternative. 

What is wrong with these people? It's not like anyone's going to forget who/what Google is. Maybe they want to remind us they're monitoring everything we type on our little GBoards. I don't want 'Google' on my space bar, it's distracting and vulgar.

(As if it wasn't enough to have to keep fending off my phone's repeated insistence that I use the Google Assistant. Not interested, but can't completely disable it.)

Just GIVE USERS A CHOICE. Let us turn stuff off or on, not 'hide and remind in a week'. And don't impose logo space bars with no warning or choice.
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This actually bothers me way more than I initially thought. It is so off, that the eye always looks dkwn because something just feels not right. Definitely a bad design choise.
Any way to remove this?
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How to use Google then
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If you're going to start slapping branding on the space-bar you better also start including a key puller and alternative keycaps in the box...

It looks pretty ugly down there advertising Google in its bold font face every time I type something.

Good thing I now speak two languages: English (UK) and English (Aus). Perhaps you should go back through your notes and find out why the language label on the spacebar is in a thinly weighted / low contrast style and not big and bold (and apparently advertising space)?

On second thoughts, Google, don't do that. I'd hate for you to infer that I'd be happy with a lighter version of the Google branding. I actually want none.

Whilst you're at it, have you considered changing the keyboard layout from QWERTY to GO06LE? In fact, most people can touch type nowadays, are you aware you have at least 26 characters of additional space to advertise your latest products? Why not create the spacebar equivalent of the <marquee> HTML tag and let users pay to have their messages flown across other people's keyboards?
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Uninstall the update in playstore and it goes away
..so click on gboaed and click uninstall...it will then ask you to uninstall all updates to this app...do it... problem solved for now anyway.
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Yeah, as much as I dislike Samsung's  keyboard, I switched back because branding on phones or KBs in 2020 looks dated. I already know I'm using gboard. No need to rub it in.
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This is why I left SwiftKey!  I have an Android phone, rely on Chrome, use Google as my default search engine - like I need reminding that I'm using a Google keyboard as well.  I hate seeing the branding, bad call Gboard developers!
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What is this rubbish? Is it not enough I know that Android is made by Google, as is my Google Home, that I know Gboard (which I chose to use) is made by Google and that I use Google as a verb?
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Also finding this very annoying. It's the whole reason I switched from SwiftKey to gboard in the first place
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It's incredibly distracting and annoying having the logo be visually more prominent than the keyboard itself. Just as you are thinking of what to write, there's a word, floating in the middle of your visual field, generating cognitive interference. This is not an appropriate place for branding. It adds nothing. It does not relate or connect to any Google functionality. It simply distracts attention and reduces usability. Please remove the logo or at the very least add an option to disable it.
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Thank you! I'm genuinely disgusted they think this is an acceptable change to make. I feel like I'm being brainwashed or something and it's literally upsetting my typing speed. Appalling move from Google and I hope it's removed.
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I had to search for this after just noticing it on my phone - who on earth thought this was a good idea. What's the alternative? Is SwiftKey still a thing?
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i also got the update and now my spacebar is an ad. so it's time for an alternative keyboard, any suggestions without stupid brandings like this?

i wonder who thought it will be a good idea to put that logo there...
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Yeah this is horrible, a keyboard is not an advertising platform. Going to look for alternative keyboards.
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This is a prime of example greed. How off-putting and ridiculous.
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This is a ridiculous feature and looks like a cheap keyboard app
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Reminds me of when Verizon plastered their logo on the home button of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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This needs to go. Why haven't they added an option 😡
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I'll add my voice to the complaints. Its a distraction and annoying. It just reminds me what a bunch of xxxx google are
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"Google" on the spacebar looks hideous. Hope Google themselves decide to remove it.
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Well this is enough for me to remove stock android and go custom firmware.
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  1. Go into Settings and tap on Apps.
  2. Locate GBoard from the list of apps and tap on it.
  3. On the next screen tap on the Disable button.
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Please revert it
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this and absolutely hated it! So awful
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I never had ”Google" I have the the word ”English" on mine instead. Tried adding languages, clear data etc and still there. I'll send a report and use Swiftkey instead. I'm sick of Google and all their bullshit, in the middle of upgrading to pixel 3xl and seriously considering switching to Samsung instead. I've had enough.
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