Gboard beta update includes new incognito mode

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The incognito mode was earlier made only available to devices that ran on the beta version of Android O developer preview. This update will give users who are still using the Android Marshmallow and Nougat-equipped devices to make use of Gboard's incognito mode on their devices.

The latest update for the Gboard beta version 6.4.11 comes with an added feature that was thought to only be on the Android O version of the Gboard application: Gboard's incognito mode.

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Starting with Gboard's incognito mode, the feature will not remember any words and, as such, will not store those words in Gboard's history. Just like the incognito mode found in the Chrome browser, this feature will prevent the software from recording the input or keystrokes for purposes like machine learning. Currently, this feature only appears to be working with Chrome, but it could branch out to other areas sometime in the future. Users will also notice some small tweaks, namely a change to the Theme page and a shuffling of the shortcuts and tools you can find in the suggestions bar, as well as an icon for faster access to GIFs and a new overflow menu.

Additionally the updated Gboard beta app added a new GIF shortcut. Instead of the carousel-like display, the app now has, users will see a grid display for its theme options such as Custom, Colors and Landscapes after receiving the update. The "Show more" option has been taken off from the top of the theme options and has been placed in the bottom instead.

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