Google recently started using the word ‘Block List’ instead of ‘Black List’ to make the tech language more inclusive. Taking this forward, the word ‘System’ will replace ‘Native’ in Google Chrome code.
System Notifications, Not Native Notifications
I spotted this change yesterday as part of my regular search for newly added Chrome flags.
“Introduce “system notifications” terminology to mirror the native ones
This is the first step in migrating from “native notifications” to “system notifications”, following the spirit of inclusive code. A very brief migration plan has been included in the linked issue.”
This particular code change request updates Chrome flags. However, Google is working on replacing the word ‘Native Notifications’ across Chrome and Chrome OS.
It is promosing to see that Google did not stop on their efforts to make code more inclusive with just one word. I am hoping to see more such changes across the platform in coming months.
Are there any other words or phrases that you think Google (and other tech companies) change to make the language more inclusive? Let me know in the comments section below.