Additional Support for Morse Code Soon to Be Added for Gboard

Google launches Morse code input for iOS devices

Gboard's Morse code keyboard in action.

Additionally, once versed in Morse code, it'll enable users to type faster.

In order to use the new keyboard, ensure that you're running version 1.29.0 of Gboard for iOS.

Using Morse Code, people with limitations that prevent them from using other input methods can communicate easier. Now Finlayson has penned a blog post on the official Google blog to talk about the new feature within Gboard, and how the ability to speak with Morse code has changed her life.

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Interested in trying it out but have no clue how to type in Morse code? Google first announced this partnership earlier this year when it introduced Morse code on its Android product. One of the tech developers who collaborated with Google on this project, Tania Finlayson, shares how it came about and her own personal journey with Morse Code itself. Though it doesn't appear to be supported on the iOS version, which now offers the Morse code keyboard, the Android version can accommodate external switches to trigger the two keys. You can anytime switch to the traditional QWERTY keyboard if you don't want to use the alternative communication way.

Morse code for Gboard includes settings that allow you to customize your keyboard to fit your needs.

To push the limits of Morse Code, Google is imploring hackers and communication enthusiasts to experiment with Morse Code in different ways. It is also reported that the settings for the letter and word timeouts have been redesigned to help users modify timeout sliders directly from the page, instead of tapping on individual items to open a dialogue box, to easily start typing using Morse code.

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