How to switch languages using the Android Gboard keyboard?

The regular Google Gboard keyboard includes a variety of language-related keyboards with more than 500 languages spanning 40 different writing systems.

Here’s how to install and use one or more of the available languages.

First, you’ll need to navigate to the Languages tab. Follow the methods below to do so after launching an app that uses a keyboard (such as email or chat).

  • Long press on the spacebar key >> Tap on ‘Language settings‘ in the ‘Change keyboard‘ pop-up menu.
  • Tap on gear icon >> Click on ‘Languages‘ >> Select your preferred language >> Select your desired layout and tap Done.
  • Tap on the ‘Open features‘ symbol on the top left of the keyboard >> Click on the three dots on the right >> Then ‘Settings‘ >> ‘ Select ‘Languages.’
  • Select ‘Settings‘ >> ‘System‘ >> ‘Languages & input‘ >> ‘Virtual keyboard‘ >> ‘Gboard‘ >> ‘Languages‘.

You can add your preferred language in the ‘Languages’ page by:

  • Clicking on ‘Add keyboard.
  • Search your preferred language or search using search icon on the top right of the screen.
  • You can choose the type of keyboards like QWERTY for the language chosen on top of the screen.
  • Tap on ‘Done‘ to save your language settings.

Once you have enabled multilingual typing, you will be able to see the abbreviations of both the language of the keyboard named in the space bar. Moreover, there will now be a globe icon on the left of the keyboard instead of the image icon.

You can remove the language settings from the list by:
Long press the spacebar >> Tap on ‘Language settings.‘ in ‘Change keyboard’ menu >> Swipe left the language you want to remove.

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