In September of this year, Google added a really interesting function to its keyboard application: the possibility of placing it where we want. This, known as “floating keyboard”, has been enabled for all users today, so now is the time to see how to use it on your device.
To do this, the first thing you should do is download the Google keyboard from the Play Store. Is an application completely freeoh, let it be said, one of the most recommended options for anyone looking for an alternative keyboard.
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Setting up the floating keyboard on Android
When you have it installed and configured as your main keyboard, simply follow the steps shown below:
- Open any app that you can write in, like the note app.
- Unfold the keyboard.
- Press the G icon that appears in the upper left area of the keyboard.
- You will see that a menu of options is displayed. Select the three dots to the far right.
- Other options will appear there, namely: “text editing”, “one hand”, “settings” and “floating”. The latter is the one that interests you.
When you select “Floating”, the keyboard will undock from the lower zone and you can move it to a position that is more comfortable for you. To do this, you simply have to click on the cursor icon that appears below and drag to where you want.
You can resize it by dragging from one of the four corners to make it smaller or larger. If you want to leave it where it was, drag it down all the way until the edge glows blue.
The functions of the floating keyboard they are exactly the same as the “static” version. You can make a writing path, switch between several languages, enter emojis … everything works just as you would expect. This function, although you will not use it daily, can be useful for browsing certain websites or for writing in certain apps in which the keyboard occupies a good part of the screen.