Google hid an Easter Egg in plain sight

There’s a fun secret hidden inside Google’s mobile app.

A former Google employee recently revealed to us that Google hid an unexpected feature – also known as an Easter egg – inside its main app, and that it’s surprisingly easy to find. All you have to do is open the Google app, tap the Google logo, and watch while it transforms into cute, colorful animations.

It looks like there are five different versions of the animations, and we were only able to find this on Google’s main app – we couldn’t find a similar trick in Maps, Photos, Drive, Mail, Google+, or Chrome.

But if anyone else spots more or knows of similar tricks in other apps, let us know.

Here’s what it looks like in action:


The Google logo will first turn into four dots. Here, they leapfrog each other before reforming into the logo


This one swings like pendulum.


Here, the dots stack on top of each other and wobble uncertainly before taking the shape of Google again.


This one might be the most fun: the dots form into an inchworm that inches across the app.


A fifth animation does a loop-the-loop across your phone screen.

If you spot any more secret animations within Google’s apps, let us know in the comments section below.