Although typing reigns supreme in many aspects, Google still allows its users to search for things via handwriting on their mobile devices. Its ‘handwrite words’ option however is not readily visible. The feature lies hidden somewhere deep inside settings. Let’s find out how to access and use it!
How to handwrite words on your keyboard by tweaking a Google setting
Google’s handwrite words option works wonders by easily translating your written words on a touchscreen device into searchable items. It’s a great alternative for people who wish to search for things while bypassing the traditional keyboard.
- Launch your browser from the Home Screen.
- Go to Google.com.
- Scroll down to Handwrite section.
- Check the Enable option.
- Hit the Save button.
- Tap the G button and handwrite the text in the search space.
- See Google works its magic.
The only limitation of this feature is that you’ll need to make neat scrawls for Google to understand it. Also, it can be a bit of a hassle for owners using small-screen touch-screen devices and trying to fit larger words.
How do I change my keyboard from typing to handwriting?
Open your browser by tapping its icon on the Home Screen. Then, go to Google.com.
Choose the Menu (visible as 3 horizontal dots) from the upper-left corner of the screen. Then, from the list of options displayed therein, select the Settings option.
When directed to a new screen, scroll down to the Handwrite section. Under it, check the Enable option.
Hit the Save button at the bottom of the screen and when prompted, tap Close. Navigate back to the Google home page. A small “g” icon should appear there. Tap it to activate Handwrite option.
That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!