Another April Fool’s Day joke from Google leaves some users disappointed

The team at Google, who has a long history of April Fool’s jokes, has done it again. In the past they have offered jobs on Mars, a 3-D web browser, and an animal translator. This year it’s a little more believable. Today they fictitiously announced the BETA release of a service called ‘Gmail Motion.’ The service would purportedly allow users to compose send and reply to emails using a language of gestures that would replace the traditional computer interface.

A post on Google.com claims that, “The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.”

The page also features a diagram of the different motions a user would have to do to send a simple email. It shows a person standing in various contorted positions which makes the whole idea seem even more silly.

A click on the “Try Gmail Motion” button will direct the user to a loading screen that takes just enough time to make you think something is really happening.

“April Fools! Gmail Motion doesn’t exist. At least not yet.”

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