May 31, 2011

Google Voice Widget in Google Chat (English US Only)

Discovery of the day: Changing the default Gmail display language to anything but English (US) causes the Google Voice widget in chat to disappear. I'm talking about this thing:





















I thought it'd be nice to change it to English (UK) just to shake things up, but it takes out the Voice plugin. Yes, Google Voice is only available in the States, but I thought they'd be smarter than to use the language settings as a trigger and not something more accurate... like the IP address?

Fine. Back to English (US), then.