Google celebrated 10 years of domination in the email communication biz with Gmail, their fast and zippy email client.
To mark the occasion, they have launched a new feature they call Shelfie or Sharedselfie. Users worldwide snap selfies of themselves in various settings and share them on Google+. The most trending shelfie will become the background image in the browser version of your Gmail account.
If the shelfie is really good, it will become the top trending one amongst millions online and will feature in several people’s accounts. A lot of them being taken in various places around the world. We could tell a couple of them were shot using GoPro Hero camera kits while on an adventure trips like biking and scuba diving. Surprisingly there are a lot of people wearing accessories in the water, they must have the best dive watches to keep ticking in all that salty water. And then, of course, there are the fancy cat pictures that popup online, but apart from that it does seem to be a worthy addition to the client.
You can take a shelfie just by signing in and cclicking on the background image settings, where you will find an option to create one through your attached camera device.
Google also claims that Shelfie would become the Word of the Year. This comes in series with the number of April Fools Pranks that Google played this time.
The best prank is the Pokemon Master challenge. People are sent on a wild goose chase on Google Maps to capture Pokemon and become an expert Pokemon Master at Google.
Image Courtesy – Official Gmail Blog