Big Tech companies play an important role in building awareness of important events and topics, and these companies always share proven information to keep their users informed. Google has now updated its logo on its search engine with the new Doodle, to help promote masking and social isolation.
If you visit the Google homepage today, you will see the company characters dressed as characters and all sports masks. If this animation looks normal, it’s because Google released a similar-looking doodle in August last year. However, this time around, Google has “revived” its Doodle to showcase new recommended COVID-19 strategies – such as double encryption.
Over the past year, Google has shown users the importance of wearing masks by wearing all the characters (also with feet) on the masks and showing them “distances” from each other, some stepping back to create a sense of depth and focus away. Instead of a single mask in last year’s Doodle, the new one shows all the characters wearing a fabric mask over a disposable mask.
Tightening the Doodle reveals a small tool called “Masks are still important. Wear a mask and save lives. At the moment, clicking on it performs a “covid-19 Prevention” search and displays the prominent message “Wear a face mask,” “Wash your hands”, and “Keep a safe distance”.
Google also offers tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which we have produced below:
1. Wash your hands often. Use soap and water, or rub your hand with alcohol.
2. Keep a safe distance from anyone who coughs or sneezes.
3. Wear a mask when it is impossible to walk physically.
4. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
5. Cover your nose and mouth with your curved elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
6. Stay at home if you feel unwell.
7. If you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, seek medical help.
There is a button that provides additional information, linking to local health authorities, so if you click on it in India, it will take you to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) website, and the US user will be directed to the Cancer Web Center (CDC) instead. Google Doodle will remain visible to users throughout the month.