As you may have heard already, Google has just released its new feature, aptly named Gmail Motion. In an effort to keep up with the ever-changing technology of the Internet, Google has built a series of motions that is translated into actions and commands in Gmail.
Common actions like reply all, search and archive can now be completed with simple gestures, instead of a keyboard and mouse. This advancement will probably make users feel more in sync with their computers and enjoy their email experiences even more.
How does it work?
Gmail Motion combines your computer’s built-in webcam with Google’s new, patented spatial tracking technology. Basically, your webcam tracks your movements and interprets them as Gmail specific commands.
How to use Gmail Motion safely
As with any physical activity, it is important to take a number of safety precautions in order to avoid injury. First, clear the area around you. It is easy to get excited about the technology, which can result in sudden movements. If the area is not clear, you could easily hit something and injure yourself or damage property.
It is also vital to take breaks every 30 to 40 minutes and stretch in between sessions, so you don’t strain yourself.
If this seems like something you’d like to try, check out the Gmail Motion website. It has a printable Motion Guide that fills you in on all of the possible gestures and what they mean. The possibilities with this new technology are endless. As for business users who are looking forward to using the Motion feature, they’re in luck – the Gmail Motion technology will soon be coming to Google Docs.
This spatial tracking technology from Google is spectacular – it could potentially change the way we all work and interact with our computers on a regular basis. To some people, this announcement may seem kind of silly, and it is. Gmail Motion is just the latest of Google’s yearly April Fools’ jokes.
Happy April Fools’ Day!