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This article was published on March 31, 2015

Google’s latest prank wants you to take a reaction selfie on Websites you visit

Google’s latest prank wants you to take a reaction selfie on Websites you visit
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Google’s April Fools jokes are far superior than most others in tech and its latest is no exception.

A new button that’s appeared in Chrome mobile today for users in timezones where it’s already April 1 allows you to take a selfie as a reaction to any site.

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It’s ridiculous… but kind of amazing all at once.

Clicking the bar at the bottom or in the Chrome menu offers the selfie mode which splits the screen with your camera and takes a screenshot.

From there, you’re able to share your reaction to the social network of your choice with the hashtag #ChromeSelfie. People love selfies.

This is one of those features that I could almost imagine actually being popular if it weren’t just a joke. So, please, share with us your #TNWselfies while you’re at it.