In the latest beta version of Gboard 13.6 appeared a new option for those who often use smartphones in landscape orientation. Now the keyboard in this mode stretches across the entire length of the screen and occupies almost its entire area, which is not very convenient.
Now, if desired, the user can enable the new “floating” keyboard mode. In it, it will remain in a small rectangle, which you can drag under your left or right hand to type text with your thumb.
This very convenient innovation first appeared in iPadOS: Apple engineers added to the tablet the ability to detach the keyboard in reduced mode and move it across the entire display area. This feature will definitely appeal to Android smartphone users.