Google updates Gboard keyboard app with ability to make GIFs, new sticker gallery

Google has just released a new version of its Gboard keyboard app for Android devices. As expected, the latest update brings support for new languages, but the new app comes with a few new features and improvements as well.

Firstly, Google has added support for 16 new languages: Ahirani, Bahamianese, Kannauji, Fijian, Gagauz, Halbi, Karakalpak, Kanuri, Komi, Moksha, Pangasinan, Sango, Veps, Võro, Wagdi, and Zeeuws.

Also, Gboard now allows users to make their own GIFs using the phone’s camera, and immediately share them with their friends. Moreover, the update adds a sticker gallery …


23 GIFs that look just like masturbation, if you know what you're looking for

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This post is part of Mashable’s Masturbation Week. May is National Masturbation Month, so we’re celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love.

We have dozens upon dozens of verbal euphemisms for masturbation: jerking off, shucking the corn, paddling the pink canoe among them. But, as the age-old adage declares, a picture is worth a thousand words, which means GIFs are worth at least a million. 

So behold: A collection of GIFs that could — and should — be used to symbolize masturbation. They range from very obvious to something a little more subtle, and the dirtier mind you have the more amusing this journey of simulated self-love will be.  Read more…

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Gboard for Android beta update now allows Android users to create custom GIFs

A beta update to Google’s Gboard keyboard app for Android now allows beta testers to create their own customized GIFs. This is found on version 7.2 of the app. To create your own GIF, open the GIF interface and tap on “My GIFS.” From there, click on “Make a GIF” to open the camera UI. Once you record up to 3 seconds worth of material, you have a choice to add several filters including question marks, breaking news, a slamming door and more.

Your creation will be kept in the My GIFS tab for future use. If you are a beta tester for the Gboard app and the feature is not appearing, it could …

Instagram brings back GIPHY integration after the database promises to stop racial GIFs

Earlier this month, the discovery of a racial GIF sticker sourced from database GIPHY led Instagram and Snapchat to both remove GIPHY integration from their apps. Today, Instagram has decided to give GIPHY another chance after the latter did a thorough review of its GIF inventory four times, and found nothing offensive. GIPHY also will examine new GIFs before adding them to its library. Snapchat has nothing to announce yet about whether or not it will reinstate its GIPHY integration.

On January 24th, Instagram announced that it would be offering users access to GIPHY’s GIF stickers to use …

Android version of the SwiftKey app receives an update; new toolbar quickly finds GIFs and stickers

One of the most popular apps of all time is SwiftKey, which offers third-party QWERTY keyboards to iOS and Android users. The company was purchased by Microsoft for $250 million back in 2016, and the app allows users to replace the stock QWERTY on their handset with SwiftKey’s customizable keyboard. Yes, this is a free app that according to the company, is employed by more than 250 million people worldwide.

SwiftKey for Android has just received an update to version 7.0. One of the new features is a toolbar that allows users to quickly call up stickers and GIFs. It even allows subscribers …

Update to Google's Gboard app for iOS makes it easier to create your own GIFs

If you’re the type that likes to include home made GIFs with your texts, Google’s Gboard app for iOS now makes it easier to create one. The button to start the process has been moved on the QWERTY keyboard to make it easier to find. Originally, when the feature launched last September, the GIF creation button was found behind the emoji button on the bottom of the keyboard. Accessing it required a long press on the emoji icon at the bottom.

Thanks to an update, the GIF creation button has been moved to the word suggestion bar, making it easier to find (see the arrow on the image at the top …

Because of course: Instagram might soon allow you to add Giphy GIFs to your Stories

In case your Instagram stories have felt a bit lackluster recently, a new change might soon allow you to spice thins up by including a GIF inside, graciously supplied by Giphy. All facts seem to be pointing out that Instagram and Giphy are partnering up to bring the latter’s vast content library to the super-popular social network. 

Select users have noticed that they can search Giphy’s coffers straight from the story-creation interface within Instagram, but as of now, it seems to be soft-launched to select average Joes only and not included into any widely-available version …

This list of cool vape cloud GIFs is a minefield of college application links, so your son has to click at least one

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We understand you want your rebellious teen to go to college, so we’ve laced this list of cool vape cloud GIFs with college application links so your son has to accidentally click at least one. Don’t worry, we won’t tell.

Hell yeah, it’s time for some lit big vape cloud GIFs.  

Haha, sick

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This one is wearing a horse mask, fuck yeah

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This one has a smaller circle going through a bigger circle and it looks cool as hell

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A vape girl? Now that’s even better

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Facebook Camera updated with support for GIFs and new option to go live

Since more and more Android and iOS fans are taking advantage of its camera app, Facebook has decided to add a couple of new features that will bring it on par with the competition.

Starting today, Android and iOS fans will be able to make use of three new improvements. The first one will allow them to go live from the Facebook Camera, which will also enable them to use some of the app’s creative effects. Going live will make your video appear in your Story and the audience you’ve previously selected will be able to watch it.

Furthermore, the update adds …

Google brings its Motion Stills app to Android so you can make your own GIFs

One of the few apps that Google first launched on iOS, Motion Stills has just made its way to Android platform. Apparently, Google has redesigned its current iOS video processing pipeline to use a streaming method that processes each frame of a video as it’s being recorded.

Even though Google didn’t have any intentions to bring Motion Stills on Android, fans were so vocal that the search giant was forced to comply. The app is fully compatible with all devices running Android 5.1 and later, so just about anyone with a decent smartphone could use Motion Stills.

But …