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Google Immitate yahoo , Changes Default Avatars
« on: October 03, 2015, 12:07:39 PM »

Announcing the move on its Google Apps Updates blog, Google says that from now on, the ugly-looking blue man that it's been using as the default avatar will be replaced with a dynamic picture, made up from the user's first or last initial, or digraph where applicable, all depending on each person's name structure.

This new default avatar will start rolling out next week, and will slowly be added to all Google products in the coming months.

For now, only users with names in Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean will see this change, and other character sets will be supported later this year.

This type of avatar is not really "new," as Yahoo has already been using it for a while now. In fact, Yahoo is not the first company that used it, but it's the first one that came to mind. The trend of letter-based avatars has been around for a while and it's become quite common, so it's hard to call it "original" anymore.

If you're a WordPress blog owner, there's even a plugin that does the very same thing for your own site.


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