Google keyboard update question

HighlanderCFH

I have an Android, HTC Sensation and would love to begin using Text Expansion with it.

The instructions I read on your site say to first make sure that I have updated to the latest version of Google Keyboard.  Can you tell me how to find what my latest version is? I cannot seem to find where to access my current version and update, if necessary.

Thank you,

Chuck

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jimlynch
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Google Keyboard
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputme...

"Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing – just lift to finish a word, no spacebar required. Compose notes on-the-go with Voice Typing. With amazing word recognition and next-word prediction, Google Keyboard helps you type faster and more accurately on all your Android devices. When you can’t find the right thing to say, don’t write at all, the new Google Keyboard supports hundreds of emojis so you can express yourself in any Android app (KitKat or later).

Key features:
• Emoji entry point and layouts (Android 4.4, KitKat or later)
• Gesture Typing with dynamic floating preview
• Space aware Gesture Typing (no need to lift your finger while typing - just gesture through the space key)
• Voice Typing
• Next-word suggestions and current-word completions
• Dictionaries for 26 languages
• Advanced keyboard layouts
• Works across your Android devices (tablets and phones)"

wstark
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Hi, Chuck.

If you go to Google Play (use the Play Store app on your phone) you can see your installed apps. Go to “My Apps” using the menu accessible on the top left of the Play Store. If you don’t have Google Keyboard installed, you will need to install it. Some manufacturers replace it with a proprietary keyboard, but most don’t. If it is installed, you should see in your list under the heading of either “updates,” “recently updated,” and “up to date.” If it needs to be updated, it will be under “updates.”

HighlanderCFH
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Thank you BOTH for all your help.  I did download Google keyboard but was never able to see a field to enter the abbreviation to trigger the full phrase.  It only showed a field to type out the phrase, itself.

 

Unfortunately, my phone apparently lost its ability to connect to the T-Mobile network on Sunday.  The tech support instructed me to erase the phone.  After I did this, the internet still would not work and I was left with a blank phone.  

 

On Tuesday I called tech support again and was informed they had just discovered there is a major outage in my area and that it was the network -- not my phone -- that was af fault.

 

At some point I'll probably reinstall Google Keyboard and give it another try.

Thanks again!

Chuck

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