PSA: Long Press and Drag Up on Google Keyboard’s Suggestion Bar to Remove Suggestions

PSA: Long Press and Drag Up on Google Keyboard’s Suggestion Bar to Remove Suggestions

The Google Keyboard 5.0 update went live a few days ago, and it brought along a whole host of changes, notably one-handed mode and adjustable keyboard height. Buried in within the major changes were smaller changes all around, such as cursor control and more. So we wouldn’t fault you if you missed out on some of the small stuff.

One amongst the small stuff is the ability to now remove suggestions from coming up again. The gesture is simple and intuitive, involving just a long press on the unneeded suggestion. This will bring up a trash icon, which you can then drop the unneeded suggestion onto.

Here is a quick gif demonstrating the same:

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Albeit a small change and not groundbreaking or revolutionary in any way, this will help remove those typos that accidentally get added onto your personal dictionary. It can also be used to remove words that you do not use at all, and that come in the way of more frequently used words while gesture typing.

If you can’t wait for the Google Keyboard 5.0 update to land on your phone, you can sideload the apk from APKMirror.com.

Have you found some other minor tweak that makes your keyboard experience better? Let us know in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]