Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Google Tone - Chrome Extension

I recently came across a new Chrome Extension called Google Tone  It allows you to share URL's with nearby computers using sound.  For it to work, all computers must have the Google Tone Chrome extension installed and be within a reasonable earshot of each other.  Then, when you are on a webpage you would like to share, hit the little Google Tone button on your browser and you will hear a little succession of beeps.  Nearby computers will receive a notification with the sender's Google profile picture and the URL.  The receiver can choose to open the URL on their own PC.

Although their are various other ways of sharing a URL to others, this is another way that Google allows the user to easily share information instantly with others in the room.