Use your keyboard

You can enter text and use images, like emojis and GIFs. 

Note: Gboard is available for iPhones and iPads with iOS 9 and up.

Write with Gboard

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, install Gboard.
  2. Open any app that you can write with, like Gmail or Keep.
  3. Tap where you can enter text. From here, you can:
    • Move your cursor: Swipe left or right on the space bar.
    • Turn on caps lock: Double-tap Shift Shift. To turn it off again, tap Shift Shift.
    • See accents and more options: Touch and hold a key.

Use emojis & GIFs

Tip: To go back to entering letters, tap ABC.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open any app you can write with, like Gmail or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. Tap the Emoji icon Emoji. From here, you can:
    • Insert emojis: Tap one or more emojis.
    • Insert a GIF: Tap GIF. Then choose the GIF you want.
  4. Tap Send Send.

Tip: You can also draw an emoji to find the one you want. Tap Emoji Emoji. In the emoji search bar, tap Draw emoji Draw emoji.

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