Here’s how to see the cheeky secret you never knew Google Chrome was hiding – The Sun

THERE’S a cheeky secret hiding in Google Chrome’s mobile app which you probably never knew existed.

The popular web browser has a fair few hidden secrets for users to come across, but this one is particularly tongue in cheek.

The Google Chrome app features a tab counter in the top right corner

The Google Chrome app features a tab counter in the top right corner

When you open the Chrome app, you’ll see a counter in the top corner which keeps track of the number of tabs you currently have open.

But when this number hits 100, the indicator changes to a smiley face instead – unless it’s 100 incognito tabs you have open.

If your number of incognito tabs – which allow users to browse in private – hits triple digits then the smiley changes to a cheeky winking face instead.

When you hit 100 incognito tabs, a cheeky winking face crops up

When you hit 100 incognito tabs, a cheeky winking face crops up

The winking face, an uncomfortable reminder that Google knows exactly what you’re up to, only appears on Android phones, although iOS users are still treated to the smiling face.

Google loves to smatter their software with cheeky secrets, which crop up in the tech giant’s search engine as well as the web browser.



We recently revealed how you can find the secret retro games hidden in the Google Chrome browser, including fan-favourites such as Pacman and Breakout.

And as if that’s not enough, we also told how you can access a secret, unofficial version of Google Search – but be prepared for some surprising results.

Google loves to smatter its software with hidden secrets for users to stumble across

Google loves to smatter its software with hidden secrets for users to stumble across

Mystery Search is the hilarious alternate search engine you never knew you needed.

Although the little-known site uses the same Google search bar as you’re used to, mystery searches come with a twist which means you rarely get the results you were expecting.

That’s because the engine doesn’t show the results for what you just typed in, instead it shows the results for the previous person’s search – meaning you have no idea what you’re going to get.

Because it uses the last person’s input, you could be faced with literally anything when you hit that search button, so be warned that the site is not suitable for children and may not be safe for work.

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