Do you face trouble in typing the content in a language other than English? If yes, you can use Google Input Tools. It is a software developed by Google that lets users write content in their preferred language. You just have to select your language and it lets you type the content in the selected language using your keyboard. Apart from that, it also has a virtual keyboard that users can use to type the content in their preferred language. In this article, we will discuss how to use Google Input Tools.
Previously, Google Input Tools software was available for Windows 10 PC for offline usage. But, at present, Google has removed the download link from its official website. Therefore, you can use this software only in online mode using your Chrome or Edge browser.
How to use Google Input Tools on PC
Google Input Tools software is available as a Chrome extension. You can install it on your chrome web browser. We will tell you the steps to install it on Chrome.
1] Launch your Chrome web browser and visit this link to install the Google Input Tools extension on your Chrome browser.
2] Click on the “Add to Chrome” button to add the extension to your web browser. You will see a popup window in which you have to select “Add Extension.”
3] After the completion of the installation process, the Google Input Tools extension will be available on the right side of the address bar. If not, you have to pin it. See the below screenshot.
4] Now, you have to add languages to it. For this, click on the extension and select “Extension Options.”
5] You will see a list of languages in the “Add Input Tools” box. You have to add your preferred languages from the list to the “Selected Input Tools” box. For this, select the language and click on the “Arrow” button.
The Google Input Tools extension also has a Gesture mode. You have to select the pencil icon to turn on the gesture mode. To enable the typing mode, you have to click on the letter icon of the respective language. This will let you write the selected language by typing with your own keyboard, but this mode is available only in some languages, like Hindi, Greek, etc. Other languages can only be written either by using the gesture mode or by using the virtual keyboard.
6] To start writing, click on the extension and select the language. You can use it on any online application like Google Docs, Google Search, etc.
You can also disable the extension by selecting the “Turn Off” option in the extension. To turn it ON again, simply click on any of the languages. Apart from that, you can also assign keyboard shortcuts to the extension.
The below screenshot displays how the extension works in gesture mode.
If you want to use the tool without installing it on Chrome, you have to select “Try it out” on the official website. The virtual keyboard and gesture mode is also available there.
This is how you can use Google Input Tools for writing content in different languages.
If you want to remove the extension, simply right-click on it and select “Remove from Chrome.”
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