Google has updated Gboard, Lookout, Sound Amplifier and more for Android users.
Why it matters
More Gboard users can send text stickers to others. Accessibility feature improvements include filtering out background sounds to help people hear, or reading the description of an image to people who have low vision or are blind.
Google unveiled an update for Android users on Thursday, filled with new messaging and accessibility features.
Allusers who type in English-US will now be able to turn their words into text stickers. This feature was previously available on phones, but now other Android users will be able to send custom text stickers to their friends and family.
Google also announced new emoji combinations in Emoji Kitchen. There are more than 1,600 new emoji mashups, including raining soccer balls and a winking hotdog. Google also revealed new Pride stickers for Pride Month.
‘s update is designed to reduce background noise, bring faster and improved sound and improve the user interface so it’s easier to see.
‘s update brings users Image mode, which will read a description of an image to you. Lookout will also work offline now without Wi-Fi or data. Text mode, Documents mode, Food Label mode and Explore mode are all receiving updates as well.
Google also said users withwill soon be able to use those points for in-app items at checkout, without leaving an app or game.
The updates are being rolled out to users in the coming weeks, so they might not be available to you just yet.