INTRO: As the Coronavirus-led pandemic has made the face mask a new norm in societies, we have seen many major companies remind the public to always wear a mask as per CDC recommendations. So now, Google’s weather mascot, Froggy also abides by the principles and wears a mask when it’s mowing the lawn or hanging up the garments.
Froggy has been Google weather mascot for a few time now and users can see him doing various things once they look for weather updates. Now, as a number of the Americans are now protesting against wearing a mask, the Mountain View-based tech giant has come up to remind users of the importance of wearing face masks.
Google recently unrolled an update for the Google app on Android that adds a mask to Google’s weather app mascot, Froggy. The frog does the regular things it does like taking down its clothes or roaming around the field whilst wearing a mask. The frog even has several face masks that shuffle randomly within the app. So, you won’t be seeing Froggy within the same mask whenever.
Initially, the feature wasn’t available for each region within the world when some Reddit users discovered it. However, Google recently unrolled a worldwide update that adds the face masks to the frog for each Android user.
We have seen an identical move from Facebook recently once they announced to point out alerts to users to encourage them to wear a mask publicly .
Google, apart from these subtle changes to their apps and services, has also been adding new safety features in their “Maps” app to assist people avoid high-risk areas.