[Update: Pulled for some] Gboard rolling out ‘enhanced voice typing’ with new Google Assistant

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After the first spotted in August, Gboard is now rolling out an “enhanced voice typing” experience that features the new Google Assistant found on the latest Pixel phones. However, it’s not working for most users.

For example, you can say “Clear” to delete what was transcribed instead of having to manually use the backspace key. That appears to be the only command available today, though “Send” should also be another one.



In addition to Gboard’s “Speak now to dictate” prompt, the new Google Assistant light bar slides in from the sides of the screen before pooling together at the bottom to provide visual confirmation. The indicator in the top-right corner works like before.

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