Google is brightening up your Gmail avatar with new illustrations

Google is brightening up your Gmail avatar with new illustrations


Some of Google’s new illustrations | Image: Google

Google has created new images designed to be used for your Google profile picture, the company announced Monday. The new images, called Google Illustrations, look quite nice, and they 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 looks to have a wide variety of options, some of which you can see in the image at the top of this post. And you can see more in the below GIF, 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 let you make stylized…

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