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This article was published on March 19, 2014

Google Keyboard for Android now makes suggestions and corrections based on what you type in other Google apps

Google Keyboard for Android now makes suggestions and corrections based on what you type in other Google apps
Emil Protalinski
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Google today updated its Google Keyboard app for Android, adding a new Personalized Suggestions feature under the hood that lets it grab data from other Google apps and services. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

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While the changelog merely talks about an option to switch the keyboard color scheme (white and blue) as well as the usual “bug fixes and stability improvements,” DroidLife points to the above message once you install the update. Essentially, Personalized Suggestions uses data from other Google apps and services to improve the keyboard’s suggestions and corrections. The data is stored locally, and you can delete it, or disable the feature completely.

See also – Google makes its stock Google Keyboard gesture-typing app available on the Play store

Image Credit: Jakub Krechowicz

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