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Google App for iOS Gets Gboard, Trending Widget, 3D Touch

Some new features making search experience on Google app for iPhone even better is rolled out on Tuesday to millions of iPhone and iPad users around the world including Gboard, Trending widget and 3D touch.

Gboard, a keyboard for iPhone that let search Google and send information, GIFs, emoji, and more — right from the keyboard is now comes installed with the Google app, in addition to an standalone app. To access, go to Google app settings to set up Gboard on the device.

Gboard in Google app for iOS
Gboard in Google app for iOS

“Trending on Google” widget bring hot topics and breaking news from around the world by displaying live trending Google searches by a simple tap on the trending search to open up Google app. To install it, just swipe right on the home screen, scroll to the bottom, tap “Edit”, then add “Trending on Google.”

And, to access the widget, use by 3D Touch on the app icon, or swiping right on the home screen.

Hard pressing Google app icon not only allows to access new “Trending on Google” widget, it also opens a set of quick search actions to get things done faster, writes the team. “One hard press jumpstarts any search—whether you’re typing, talking, looking for images, or surfing on the downlow with incognito mode.”

Trending on Google widget
Trending on Google widget

3D Touch is also integrated throughout the app— just hard press on the G button at the bottom of the page to instantly start a new search. Or hard press on Search results, Map results, and cards in the feed to see a preview of the content before opening it all the way.

Google making it easier to search in Bengali, the most spoken language around the world – by making Knowledge Graph available in Bengali.

Starting today, when someone conducts a search in Bengali, Google will now show things, not strings – alongwith instant information relevant to search query.

For those not aware, “Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more.”

“Currently available in 41 languages, mapping out how more than 1 billion things in the real world are connected, and over 70 billion facts about them. It’s tuned based on what people search for, and what we find out on the web, improving results over time. “

Additionally, Google also now support spell correction for Bengali queries, so whenever a typo made its way into the search query, Google will suggest similar queries.

The image on the right hand side shows you the new search experience with spell correction in blue:

Google Knowledge Graph in Bengali
Google Knowledge Graph in Bengali

Update: Google has launched a new feature in Docs to help convert text to all CAPS, helping you spend less time formatting and more time on the things that matter, like strategizing, collaborating, and developing new ideas.

You can now simply choose “Capitalization” from the Format menu in Docs, and select one of the following:

  • lowercase, to make all the letters in your selection lowercase.
  • UPPERCASE, to capitalize all the letters in your selection.
  • Title Case, to capitalize the first letter of each word in your selection.
Convert text to CAPS in Google Docs

Google is also providing additional control to G Suite Super Admins, with the addition of ‘Calendar’ and ‘Calendar Resources’ administrator privileges, helping them to grant access to Calendar Settings section of Admin console.

Super admins can delegate the management of certain Admin console sections, by assigning system or custom administrator roles to their users. With this update, “you can now delegate the administration of the Calendar Resources section (useful for facility managers) or the Calendar Settings section as a whole, simply by assigning the new ‘Calendar Resources’ or ‘Calendar’ privileges to delegate admins.”

Assigning these privileges will grant access to the respective sections of the Admin Console App, and through the Directory API. It will not allow management of resource calendars or user calendars through the Google Calendar App or Calendar API.

New G Suite Calendar Admin privileges
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