The countdown to the Festival of Lights, known as “Diwali”, has begun and, search engine giant Google, plans like always to participate in the celebrations. A “Diwali surprise” has been prepared by Google for its users in the country.
The company has prepared a special surprise for all website visitors from India who type “Diwali” into the search bar located on its homepage. The company announced in a tweet from its official Twitter handle, @GoogleIndia which read, “Just here to say search Diwali for a surprise.”
The Diwali Surprise from Google
If you type “Diwali” into the Google search bar and then click the Search button, a short text with information on the celebration will appear on your screen. The Diya (earthen lamp) is to the right of the snippet on mobile devices, while on desktop it is to the left of the words “Diwali” and “festivity” under the excerpt. This lamp comes to life, but that’s not all it can do. To access the Easter egg, you will need to click or tap on the lamp.
A total of eight additional lamps, each of which is a different size, appear on the screen at the same time as the Diya begins to move about. On a desktop computer, you can move the lamp using the mouse, and on a mobile phone, you can use your finger to do it. Your objective is to light all of the lamps, which will result in the appearance of a constellation made up of burning lamps.
The easter egg features engaging animation, and it also serves as a symbol of Google’s efforts to make the Search website for India more interesting to users. There is no set date for when this neat new animation for Diwali 2022 queries will be taken down by Google; however, it is likely that the search engine will continue to use it at some point in the future even after the festival has finished.