The latest Android update lets users find emojis faster by drawing them

It can take a minute to find the perfect emoji, but the Android’s Gboard is making the process easier with a feature that allows you to find them by drawing. 

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The new feature, announced by Google this week as a part of the phone’s latest updates, automatically recognizes a user’s doodle, and shows related emojis in the results.

This isn’t the first drawing recognition component the company has added to its devices. In April, it experimented with Autodraw, which transforms your sketches into professionally produced illustrations. 

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Android’s recent revamp also includes phrase suggestions that predict your sentences. So if you write, “What,” it may recommend “do you think” or “time.”

And when searching in the keyboard, the phone will offer multiples results, such as restaurants, movies or news, depending on what you type.

The updates became available this week. 

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