It used to be that if I were to type a new word, like Androidenthusiast, it would suggest other words. I wouldn't select any, press space, backspace, and then it was there as a suggestion. If I clicked on it, it would say "Click again to save", and so I did and so it did. But as of late, it has stopped doing that.

I can't find the settings in Language / input > Keyboards anywhere. Can't remember when its behaviour changed. Nexus 5, running Android 5.1.

  • As @Andy356 suggests, this change may have happened with the recent update to the Google Keyboard (Version 4.1.22123.2053724 - 6 Jul 2015)? I have not installed this update yet (still on Version 4.0.21203.1613964) and I still have the functionality you mention. – MrWhite Jul 19 '15 at 23:37

The option is gone. It used to be that it just wouldn't show up for those words which were already in your personal dictionary. Now it doesn't appear for any word whatsoever.

It was probably a recent update to the Google Keyboard app which broke this functionality. The Google Keyboard app updates for everyone so it wouldn't matter that my Nexus 5 is running Android 5.0 and yours is on 5.1, everyone got the bad end of the deal.

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  • Jesus. Any chance to downgrade? – Mave Jul 19 '15 at 21:53
  • @Mave Have you tried to uninstall Google Keyboard updates? – xangua Jul 19 '15 at 21:59
  • Definitely. You could head over to any number of websites that host apks. Like Apkmirror. Type in 'google keyboard' and it'll give you an entire list of versions. I don't know which update broke functionality, so you'll have to try some out. Sorry about that... – user116947 Jul 19 '15 at 22:01
  • Cheers! Downgraded to version of start of June, no joy. Will look into older versions. – Mave Jul 20 '15 at 7:30
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    @Mave Make sure you don't accidentally update it again through play store :P – user116947 Jul 20 '15 at 16:42

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