Gmail lets you put your current location on your email footer

So this is a rather nifty addition, isn’t it? If you’re like to really wind up the people you’re emailing (or, hugely annoy your boss), you can have Google automatically do a lookup on your current IP location and stick that in your footer.

It’s only for Gmail at the moment. That’s Gmail on the desktop. I doubt it works for mobile… although that would be an interesting experiment to try out.

Although I wonder at what point will it become highly unnecessary for anyone to actually tell you where they are. You’ll just know. It’ll be built straight into your mobile messaging console in the future. Right?

Sort of.

Maybe in about 100 years…

More details from the Gmail Blog here.

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15 replies on “Gmail lets you put your current location on your email footer”

All this “we can so we will” technology is rather fun for about 5 minutes. But please tell me where the real benefit is for real people in any of this silly stuff.

regards
Steve
Sent from: a PC on my desk in front of me

Nope you got me there. Are you saying that when I read my old emails I need to be reminded where I was when I wrote them!?

I have over 1 million emails in my archive folders and have been looking back on them for yonks. But not once have I asked myself “gosh I wonder where I was when I wrote that”.

Nope you got me there. Are you saying that when I read my old emails I need to be reminded where I was when I wrote them!?

I have over 1 million emails in my archive folders and have been looking back on them for yonks. But not once have I asked myself “gosh I wonder where I was when I wrote that”.

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