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Gboard shortcuts and emoji mashups

Practicing Google
Gboard shortcuts and emoji mashups
By Paolo Amoroso • Issue #57 • View online
I’m a stock kind of guy.
I have always been using Android devices by Google as my daily drivers. I never customized them much other than installing an alternate keyboard app for a brief time, SwiftKey. Later, I switched back to stock when Google released Gboard on Android — after it had been available on iOS for a while, of course.
What Gboard doesn’t provide in accurate text predictions, it makes up for with versatility through a wide selection of shortcuts and features. This helps with expressivity, for example, by allowing new kinds of emojis.
The resources in this issue elaborate on Gboard’s capabilities.

12 Gboard shortcuts for faster Android typing
The best Gboard emoji mashups, and how to create your own
Chrome OS
How to customize your Chromebook’s cursor for accessibility and style
Gmail, Google Sheets
Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know
How to make a checklist template In Google Sheets
Android apps
VLC for Android
Web apps
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