What will you choose? The Light or Dark Side?
Google has launched a new tool to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, letting users choose to join the light side or the dark side of the force, and customizing the appearance of their Google apps accordingly. Once you've picked a side (the dark side was worryingly popular in The Verge's offices), Google starts updating your apps. Gmail gets new backgrounds, YouTube's progress bar and volume slider appear as red or blue lightsabers, and in Google Maps, your position marker becomes either a TIE fighter or an X-Wing. There are even more changes to Chrome, Chromecast, Google Translate, Waze, and more.
Although Google says none of this will affect the functionality of its products, there
Once you've had enough, you can head back to google.com/starwars to return your account to normal or the changes will automatically disappear on February 1st next year. However, Google says this isn't the end of its Star Wars tributes, and promises that there's more to come, including "the Millennium Falcon in all its (virtual reality) glory."