Gmail Motion - The Future of Email is Here!


Google has done it again. When Gmail was originally introduced few years ago, it was a revelation of sorts in terms of services and space it offered, for free. Gmail Motion Beta is Google's yet another attempt at re inventing Email technology. Gmail Motion lets you control Gmail with different body gestures, simple as that. And the best part is, this is not some concept that might be implemented sometime in the future, Gmail Motion is here and you can take the technology for a spin right now!

Gmail Motion - The Future of Email is Here!

Gmail Motion - How it Works
Gmail Motion uses your computer's built-in webcam and Google's patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels.



Familiarize yourself with some of the basic functionalities of Gmail Motion using this very neat printable guide of sample gestures. With it, you'll be able to start writing and responding to emails - with your body - in no time.

Safety Precautions

Gmail Motion Beta

The technology is still in beta and hence Google does recommend some important safety precautions. First, make sure to clear the area around you. Second, try to take short breaks every 30-40 minutes, just as you would if you were typing. And finally, take time to stretch after each session to give the muscles you'll be using some relief.

Gmail Motion Beta
  • Go ahead and get a feel of the whole new Gmail Motion Beta "experience". All you need is a Computer running Linux(any flavor) and a webcam. Unfortunately, Windows and iOS based machines are currently not supported owing to its several major security flaws and some other stability related issues.
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