This article explains how to install Grammarly or any other Android keyboard apps on Chrome OS.
Note: This feature currently works on the Dev channel of Chrome OS. It might take a while before this feature is enabled.
Install Grammarly or Gboard on Your Chromebook
The first step in setting up Grammarly or any other Android keyboard app on your Chromebook is installing the app. Download and install the app from the Play Store. We will use the Grammarly keyboard app as an example for this article.
Note: Your Chromebook should be in tablet mode for this to work. If you have a Pixel Slate, disconnect the keyboard before you start. If you have a Pixelbook or any other Chromebook with tablet mode, fold it into tablet mode and proceed.
Open the app and you will see the Setup Grammarly screen. Click Add Grammarly Keyboard
The Chrome OS Settings app is displayed. Under Keyboard apps, enable Grammarly. (If you are setting up Gboard, select Gboard here).
A warning pop-up is displayed. Read the message carefully and click OK if you would like to proceed.
You will now see another warning screen that tells you that this keyboard app will not work until you unlock your screen after a reboot. Click OK to proceed.
You will now see the virtual keyboard with a list to choose keyboards from. Select Grammarly here. If you do not get this screen or accidentally close it, long-press on the Spacebar key on the virtual keyboard to open it again.
Grammarly will now display the confirmation screen with additional settings. Explore the settings and enjoy your new keyboard.
Switch Between Gboard or Grammarly Keyboard
If you have installed more than one Android keyboard app on your Chromebook, here is how to switch between them.
While the virtual keyboard is open, long-press the spacebar key to launch the input methods menu. Choose the new keyboard app here.
Another option is via the Settings app:
- Open the Chrome OS Settings app.
- Go to Device > Keyboard > Change language and input settings.
- Under Input method, click Manage input methods.
- Scroll down to Keyboard apps.
- Select the new keyboard
Thank you, Philip, for sending in this tip!