Google Is Using Virtual Paper Airplanes To Bring People Closer Together

Google Is Using Virtual Paper Airplanes To Bring People Closer Together

The tech giant released an app that lets people throw their good wishes out into the world on the International Day of Peace

Marielle Castillo
  • 26 september 2016

On International Peace Day on September 21, Google released the Paper Planes app for Android, which allows people to create virtual paper airplanes that can be thrown through a digital world.

Users write messages on their planes and stamp their plays with their location before folding and throwing them, and once released into the app’s digital world, someone else around the world can catch them. Throwing the planes works similarly to a physical origami piece: people hold a phone between their thumb and forefinger and move their hand forward. Anyone using the app can catch random paper planes by shaking their phone, and it’ll show which countries its been through.

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