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How to “Do a Barrel Roll” on Google

Google is the most popular search engine with over 1 billion monthly active users.

The search engine is known to have multiple easter eggs.

These include inside jokes, hidden messages, secret games, and more.

If you’ve been using Google for a while, you might have encountered one.

However, easter eggs are hard to find because they won’t be added to popular searches.

One of the easter eggs is the “Do a barrel roll” easter egg.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to do a barrel roll on Google, what is the easter egg about, its origin, and more.

Why does Google do a barrel roll?

Google does a barrel roll as a reference to Star Fox 64, a 1977 Nintendo game.

In the game, Preppy the space rabbit asked Fox McCloud to do a barrel roll.

For him to do a barrel roll, you need to press “Z” or “R” twice.

The easter egg was introduced in 2011 to entertain users.

When you search for “Do a barrel roll” on Google, the page will spin once.

This works on almost all browsers including Chrome, Edge, and Safari.

How to “Do a Barrel Roll” on Google

To “Do a barrel roll” on Google, go to Google.com on any device and browser.

Once you’re on Google, search for “Do a barrel roll”.

Click here to try doing a barrel roll on Google.

After you’ve searched for “Do a barrel roll”, the page will rotate once.

You can search for the phrase on a mobile device or a computer.

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