On June 19, 2023, User Interface (UI) designer Soren Iverson tweeted what appeared to be a mockup of a new "option to race to a location" feature on the Google Maps app:
Google Maps option to race to a location pic.twitter.com/1nG95c2oF9
— Soren Iverson (@soren_iverson) June 19, 2023
The post received millions of views, with many wishing that such a feature was real, though potentially problematic.
For those wondering if the feature was actually in development at Google, however, the answer is "no." Iverson's Twitter account is dedicated primarily to satirical UI designs — a fact he discloses.
Because this post comes from an author whose work is described as satirical, we rank this claim as "Labeled Satire."
For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.