While using your smartphone device in the landscape mode, most of the display is covered by the keyboard. Now, Google now has a floating alternative.
With the current beta release (version 13.6, via Android Police), Gboard will automatically launch its floating keyboard when you start typing.
The keyboard, by default, opens in the center, but you can drag it anywhere, and Gboard will remember the location the next time you use it. There’s also the ability to adjust the size of the window from the corners.
To go back to the regular/docked keyboard, you can tap the “Floating” shortcut or drag the keyboard (using the handle) to the bottom edge of the screen. Once you do this, Gboard will no longer open its floating mode when in landscape.