Google Creates New Illustrations For Your Gmail Avatar

Google has created new images designed to be used in your Google profile photo
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Google has created new images designed to be used in your Google profile photo

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Google has created a collection of images that you can use for your profile picture. The new images, called Google Illustrations, look pretty good and used for profile pictures.

Google has created new images designed to be used in your Google profile photo, the company announced Monday. The new images, called Google Illustrations, look pretty good and could also be useful for people who want to associate an image with their account but don't want to use a photo of themselves.

Google seems to have a wide variety of options, some of which can be seen in the image at the top of this post. And you can see more in the GIF below, which shows different categories of images, such as animals, technology, and space.

The new library of illustrations indicates that Google is taking a different approach from avatars like Snap's Bitmoji or Microsoft's Xbox avatars, which can allow you to make stylized representations of your appearance. Instead, Google's new artwork gives you a wide variety of generic things and places to use with your avatar.

At this time, however, the illustrations are only available to Android users, as per Google. If you are on Android, you can set one as your profile photo in Google Workspace and Contacts on Android; follow the steps in this Google GIF if you want to do that.

Google says it is "working on" bringing the new artwork to iOS and the web and more. The company says it will also expand the collection of illustrations available, so if you don't see one you like right now, check back when Google has added more.


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