Google Voice Search Easter Egg Unlocks “Cheat Mode”
Googler Pierre Far has found a Google Easter egg that opens up “Unlimited free Google searches” for everyone.
According to Far’s Google+ post, doing a Google voice search for, “Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right” on his Android phone prompted the voice response, “Cheat mode unlocked, unlimited free Google searches.”
According to Search Engine Land news editor Barry Schwartz, the search only works by speaking your query from the Google Search App or Google Search page on your smartphone, or using voice enabled search on a Chrome browser.
Schwartz created the following video showing the Easter egg in action:
Gamers will recognize the “Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right” as a cheat code for video games, originally used by the Nintendo gaming system.
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