Though this feature was available earlier, it was hidden behind the emoji button.
Google has rolled out an update to its Gboard app for iOS which brings the Gif-Making button to the main screen right next to the word suggestion bar. Fast Forward, on the other hand, allows the user to record a one-minute long video and then speeds it up afterwards. According to users, the Gboard Go uses nearly half as much RAM as the original Gboard app, which might be the biggest reason to download it.
With its placement, the GIF-making button allows users to record clips from both, front and back cameras. It is however missing one-handed mode, GIF search and stickers, but this is a worthwhile sacrifice as according to Android Police, their source stated that it uses under 40 MB of RAM, compared to 70 MB in the regular app.
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Now, open your chat app and start typing with Gboard. Once done creating a GIF using any of the two modes, users can copy and paste it into a message that they can send to their friends, as per Phone Arena. Thanks to a new update, the tool is now in a more easily accessed position and has some new features. That will launch Gboard's GIF maker. However, it appears that Android users will have to separately download the Motion Stills app.
Google is in the process of launching all the "Go" apps that will power the lighter, faster version of Android designed for low-power devices.
As of now, it seems that the feature is only available on the iOS app, and hasn't made its way on to Android yet. Because the button is now placed prominently on the virtual keyboard, users might use it more often than when you needed a few more steps to go to the GIF-creating section.