The Flick input sensitivity setting has been added to Gboard, although it is not for swipe typing.

In place of swipe/glide typing, Gboard for Android just added a parameter called Flick input sensitivity for Japanese users.

The new Flick input sensitivity option can be found at the very bottom of the Preferences section of the Gboard settings. The Sensitivity level for sliding input can be adjusted in one of five steps: Low, Mid-low, Normal, Mid-high, or High.

Contrary to what is implied by the general description, we have verified that this control is not for swipe typing. (Also, gliding between the five levels makes no difference.)

Instead, it is for individuals who use Flick input and have a Japanese keyboard set. It would be smart for Gboard to only display that preference toggle when a new supported language has been introduced. Perhaps the wide appearance is only a beta and a change before a stable launch.

Gboard Flick input sensitivity
Gboard Flick input sensitivity

This Flick input sensitivity setting was introduced with Gboard version, or the current beta . It appears that this feature was implemented after version 11.8. As of now, it is available on Pixel and Samsung devices running Android 11 and newer.

Dylan Roussel contributed to this article about Gboard.
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