So, it is April Fools’ Day, which means it is the day of being pranked, even by big corporations and you know Google is out to tease us with some creative fun. We already saw the SmartBox, now Google Chrome has #ChromeSelfie feature for its Chrome browser. It is almost believable, almost, but knowing it is April 1st and picking up the telltale signs of a ridiculous concept, you know it is just another good’ol Google-style humor. So what does #ChromeSelfie supposed to do anyways? Well, the basis is simple. You read something online using Chrome, you feel emotional about it and you can snap a selfie capturing your emotion right there and then without leaving the app. It aims to save you the hassle of exiting Chrome, firing up the camera and taking the shot.

But why? Because, according to the Chrome team, “most Chrome users lose up to 6 hours of selfie-taking time every day” and they “thought it’s a tragedy that your reactions, as well as luscious lashes and beautiful brows, are going uncaptured.” Ridiculous, yet humorous rationalizing and kind of makes sense too, well, at least for selfie fanatics. But fret not selfie-freak, cos’ #ChromeSelfie is here to help. With it, you can capture your saddest moment when Zayn Malik leaves One Direction, share the piece of news with the people that matters to you via social media and instant messages, complete with the mandatory selfie captured at the right moment. See the above image and you will get what the Chrome team is trying to say. Too bad they don’t have a video to go with it. It will be awesome to see the team pull off a video that faking the #ChromeSelfie moment.

Published by Mike chua

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