The typically vibrant company logo of Google has been changed to a gray version as a respect to Queen Elizabeth II.
While Queen Elizabeth II is receiving condolences from all over the world for being the longest-reigning monarch in British history, Google has chosen to pay her respect subtly. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, expressed his personal condolences to Her Majesty on Twitter, which prompted this move.
At the time of the announcement of the death of the British head of state, Pichai likely spoke on behalf of Google when he expressed his sympathies to both the British people and people “across the world.”
The traditional bright Google homepage logo has frequently been converted to grayscale in the past, so this is not the first time a small tribute has been given. The customary period for such an homage has been Memorial Day, but this year there were more decorative components, such as long-headed poppies. This terrible news is not marked by any animated components or other adjustments.
The Google logo has been fully grayed out across all platforms, including the Discover feed that can be viewed on particular Android smartphones. Given the widespread distribution of this news, we predict that a larger tribute to Queen Elizabeth II will likely appear in the typical Google Doodle format very soon.
Although it’s unclear how long this adjustment will remain, most places will only experience a momentary alteration. It is possible, though unlikely, that this honor for Queen Elizabeth will also be extended throughout the United Kingdom.
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