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5 coolest hidden Google tricks

Google is awesome. Yes, there have been questions raised about its new privacy policy and creepy Safari tracking. But let’s put that aside for a moment and focus on all the cool hidden Google tricks and quirks, shall we?

They’re built into practically every Google product. If you look hard enough, you’ll find that entering the right search term or typing a code can make Google collapse, spin, or create fictional characters.

Here are 10 easter eggs for you to discover the next time you’re Googling.

What are hidden Google tricks and Easter eggs?

For years Google has built interesting tricks and hidden Easter eggs into its search engine and services.

They don’t really serve much of a purpose other than providing some fun for users.

Here are a few of the most popular hidden Google tricks you can try out….

1. Barrel roll:

barrel roll

2. The answer to life

In a nod to fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Googling “The answer to life the universe and everything” will load the search engine’s calculator feature with the answer “42”.

3. Color picker

Though this annoyingly only works with the American ‘color’ rather than colour, typing in ‘Color Picker’ reveals a swatch of colour values to choose from

Color picker

4. Animal Sounds

Entertain children or yourself for hours by typing ‘Animal Sounds’, hitting enter and listening to the results

animal sound

5.Play Snake

Type in ‘Play Snake’ to start playing the Nokia game we all know and love

play snake

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