Search Social Media
Put @ in front of a word to search social media. For example: @twitter.
Search for a Price
Put $ in front of a number. For example: camera $400.
Put # in front of a word. For example: #throwbackthursday
Exclude Words from Your Search
Put - in front of a word you want to leave out. For example, jaguar speed -car
Search for an Exact Match
Put a word or phrase inside quotes. For example, "tallest building".
Search for Wildcards or Unknown Words
Put a * in your word or phrase where you want to leave a placeholder. For example, "largest * in the world".
Search Within a Range of Numbers
Put .. between two numbers. For example, camera $50..$100.
Put "OR" between each search query. For example, marathon OR race.
Search for a Specific Site
Put "site:" in front of a site or domain. For example, site:youtube.com or site:.gov.
Do Math in Your Search Box
Enter a basic calculation or a query in words (“what is 3 times 7”, or “20% of 892).
Enter basic information (temperature, currency, light years, etc.) and hit enter.
Use either the define: or definition: qualifier and type your word.
Paste the tracking number into search and Google will recognize it and provide a link to the tracking page.
Find Flight Times
Enter your flight's number and Google will return a card with updated flight times as well as terminal/gate information.
Check the Weather
Search "weather" and Google will present an interactive card with weather information courtesy of The Weather Channel for your IP location. Or, search weather + [any location] for a specific place.
Find Local Attractions
Search [city name] attractions to prompt a long info card with local attractions and relevant images for wherever you are.
These are goodies that Google engineers have created just for fun.
... "askew" will tilt your screen; anything you search after that will bring it back to level
... "blink html" will cause the word "blink" to blink anywhere on the screen
... "do a barrel roll" or "z or r twice" will cause the screen to do a 360
… "flip a coin" prompts a card with an animated coin flip, and "roll a die" prompts a card that randomly rolls a standard six-sided die
... "Google in 1998" will make the page appear as Google did in 1998
... "zerg rush" will cause a bunch of Google O's to attack the screen, which you can fight off by clicking on them.
These are only a few. If you’re looking to kill time, here’s a more comprehensive list of Easter Eggs.
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