Last night, while everyone was busy tweeting about TV shows, Google quietly introduced Google Nose, a new feature that allows you to smell your search results from your computer “by intersecting photos with infra-sound waves.” Or did they? Some of the sharper and more doubtful experts of the Internet think Google Nose Most probably an April fool’s joke.
The digital world celebrated April Fools’ Day with the roll out of laugh at improvement and parody makeovers. Many of the top online intention spent Monday mocking themselves and, in Google’s case, playfully trying to attract users into pressing their noses against their computer screens.
Google, having already debuted its wearable Google Glass, on Monday showcased Google Nose to add scents to its search results. It urged visitors to lean in close and take a deep smell for search results such as “unattended litter box.”