Google inadvertently sent Kohli’s video message of "Thank you for the wishes and keep cheering for Team India on Duo". This was for the ICC World Cup 2019
Bengaluru: Search engine giant Google has apologised to its video chat mobile application Duo’s users after sending a promotional video message of India captain Virat Kohli.
Google inadvertently sent Kohli’s video message of "Thank you for the wishes and keep cheering for Team India on Duo". This was for the ICC World Cup 2019.
This message was meant only for Indian users but had gone to users in other countries as well.
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After Duo users pointed out about the glitch, Google said “sorry” and added the message was “accidentally sent”. According to reports, users in US, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Mexico received the five-second video clip while it was not shared in India.
“This evening a video message was accidentally sent by Google to some Duo users. This was not an ad — it was a message that users in India were intended to receive as a thank you if they chose to participate in an upcoming Duo promotion. We are sorry for any confusion this may have caused,” the company said in a statement.
World Cup 2019 commenced on May 30 and during the live telecast of matches, TV audience in India have watching Kohli promoting Google Duo in the advertisement which also features his actress wife Anushka Sharma.
We're sorry for this glitch and the confusion it created - we recognize this seemed like spam, and are taking steps so it doesn't happen again.— Justin Uberti (@juberti) May 30, 2019
Kohli and his Indian teammates will launch World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Australia and New Zealand registered comfortable victories in World Cup 2019.
Australia, the defending champions, defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets with David Warner top-scoring with 89 not out. Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa took three wickets apiece. Warner won the Man-of-the-match award in Bristol.
In Cardiff, New Zealand thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in a low-scoring match. Martin Guptill was the highest scorer in the contest with 73 not out.
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Last Updated 2, Jun 2019, 10:50 AM