New features announced for Gboard, Nearby Share, Wear OS, Google Meet

US tech giant Google has shared some new features coming to Android this month. These include updates ranging from Gboard and emojis to a new accessibility feature.

According to GSM Arena, in addition to these, Google Meet, Wear OS and Nearby Sharing are also attracting attention.

Gboard is getting a new “emojify” feature that lets users quickly add emojis to a message after typing it. Emoji Kitchen lets users merge emojis to create new ones, and Android has added a bunch of new mashups, including fall-themed ones.

Google Meet is getting a new live sharing feature that lets users watch and play games together over video calls. They can now pin specific participants of a Google Meet call of their choice. These are being rolled out, GSM Arena reported.

Nearby Sharing will receive a “in the coming weeks” sign-up option. This will allow users to send content to nearby devices on their Google account without prompting, even if the screen is off. Google Apps will also have larger widgets optimized for Android tablets.

There are also new accessibility features on Android for the hearing or visually impaired. One is called Custom Sound Notifications and when enabled, it hears specific sounds and notifies the user with vibration, flashing light, or a Wear OS notification.

Finally, Wear OS is getting new Bitmoji watch faces and there’s a new Google Keep tile that makes it easier to quickly dictate a note or view your other notes, according to GSM Arena.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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