The Gboard app already supports a good number of local dialects and the search giant keeps adding support for more languages every few months. This time, the latest update to the popular keyboard application now brings support for more than 50 new languages, including a few more for the Kenyan market.
In the changelog provided by Google, the list doesn’t include all 50+ additions, but from what we can gather, the local languages now supported by Gboard include Luo, Kamba, Gusii, Giryama, Meru, and Teso.
The list so far has 32 new entries and since Google says the update has 50+ new languages, we can’t tell whether more local dialects have been included in this release.
From my Gboard app’s updated language list, other local dialects already supported include Bukusu, Maasai, Pokot, Kipsigis, Nandi, Turkana, Kikuyu, Oromo, Somali, and of course, Swahili.
To enjoy the new languages, which can be activated in the Languages settings of the app by tapping on Add Keyboard, you need to be on Gboard version 7.8.7, the latest available in the Google Play Store, but note that this version number may vary with devices. You can grab it via the link below.
Do you use the Gboard app in your local dialect?