Bitcoin (BTC) symbol is now on Google Keyboard

19 Feb, 2019 | Updated: 19 Feb, 2019
by David Robb
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Bitcoin (BTC) symbol is now on Google Keyboard

A Twitter user (@jpthor) has recently spotted a relatively new addition to Google's Keyboard functionality for Android and iOS. A long press of the dollar symbol now gives users ₿, a rendering of the Bitcoin symbol. 

Anyone wanting to write about Bitcoin on their mobile device will now find the process made a little easier, and finding out the latest Bitcoin price from Google will also be more straightforward. This might not seem like a big deal in itself, but the introduction of a Bitcoin symbol by Google's developers is one step towards more widespread adoption and acceptance, and it also suggests a recognition by the software giant that there is still demand and interest in Bitcoin and crypto.

Read more: Apple introduces a Bitcoin symbol in iOS 12e 

This introduction of a Bitcoin symbol was a step first taken by Apple, in the iOS 12e version of its proprietary mobile device operating system. It was brought in as part of a shortcuts app, to help Siri carry out simple commands, but was not available to type or send as an emoji.

Read more: What could make Bitcoin go mainstream again?

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BTC is getting more and more exposure in everyday life of people and adding it's symbol to the google keyboard is actually no surprise, at least for me
19 Feb, 2019 - 17:19
Looks Google was inspired by cryptocurrency and Bitcoin. Great addition
19 Feb, 2019 - 19:57

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