Wordle has taken the internet by storm, presenting an enjoyable but formidable daily challenge for people forced to return home across the globe due to the coronavirus-induced pandemic. For those who don’t know, Wordle is a free game where you have to guess a five-letter secret word in up to six tries. It can only be played on a dedicated website, and you don’t need to login or register to play. Due to the open access and simplicity of the game, Wordle became an instant hit among internet users. So much so that even Google offered an easter egg on its search page.
Wordle Easter egg on Google: how to access it
Finding the Wordle Easter Egg on Google is as easy as playing the game itself.
When you search for “Wordle”, the easter egg appears in the upper left corner of the search results page. The Google logo will be replaced there by an animated GIF that displays a six-letter word.
The words on the GIF appear with the gray, yellow, and green boxes made famous by Wordle. According to Wordle’s rules, gray boxes represent letters that are not part of the secret word of the day, yellow boxes show letters that are part of the word but not placed in the correct order, and green boxes show the letters that are correctly placed.
On the GIF, the animation shows two incorrect guesses – COLUMN and GOALIE – before focusing on the last correct word, which turns out to be GOOGLE. We see what you did there, Google!
For practical tips and strategies, check out our comprehensive guide to Wordle.