July 4, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has been spotted working on a new Gboard app layout.
  • The upcoming split mode divides the keyboard into two halves to make typing on foldable phones easier.
  • It is currently being tested and is not yet available to end users.

One of the most frustrating aspects of using a large-screen device like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (opens in new tab) is the awkward typing experience unless you use the dedicated Samsung Keyboard app. For Gboard fans, Google may have a solution coming down the pipeline.

Gboard could soon make typing on foldable phones and tablets much easier. Twitter user Radek Błędowski has shared a couple of screenshots of Gboard’s new split layout, which is currently in development (via Mishaal Rahman (opens in new tab)).