I often use Gboard's speech-to-text to do voice typing. However, every time I pause speaking for a few seconds, I have to reactivate this feature by clicking the microphone on the keyboard.

How do I keep it active for longer?

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With Android 12 with a Google Pixel 6, one has to double tap on the microphone button:

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I've been pressing and holding the voice button on gboard and letting go when I'm done speaking. It works flawlessly for me this way. Pixel 7.

I think it even goes into offline mode when you do this, so no lag.

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