Google Today has hidden its vibrant color and is seen only in grey today paying tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth.
The Google logo often sports vibrant blue, red, yellow, and green hues changed to grey on Sunday. Several users checked Twitter to see whether other people also witnessed the same, ‘a grey Google logo.’
One user wrote on Twitter, for a brief period, I believed my computer wasn’t loading properly. Another user asked if anybody else had noticed that Google had turned grey. Juliet posted a screenshot of the browser and commented, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Google grey before.”
Google Today is unclickable as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth
Google has changed its logo to grey in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday at 96 in Scotland. While condolences have poured in from all over the world for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Google has chosen to pay tribute subtly. While the grey logo on the homepage is unclickable, when the cursor hovers over the logo in the top left corner that appears during the search results list, it reads ‘Queen Elizabeth 1926 – 1922’.
Queen Elizabeth will be sorely missed – Google Chief Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, expressed ‘condolences to the people of the UK’ and those ‘around the world’ following the death of the British monarch. ‘Sending our deepest condolences to the people of the UK and worldwide mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II,’ Pichai wrote in a tweet. Her unwavering leadership and public service have been a constant in our lives. She will be sorely missed.’
In the past, Google has altered its logo with the assistance of its Doodle team to honour notable individuals. For a brief while on Thursday, international leaders gathered to pay respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.