Google Captivates Users With ‘Do a barrel roll’ Spin

Google developers have captivated users with a new search function. The feature works when a users types in the phrase ‘do a barrel roll’. This command prompts the search engine (computer screen) to do a 360-degree turn in both Google Chrome and Firefox browsers, but not in Internet Explorer.

Smartphone users are not left out of the excitement as iPhone users can also do a barrel roll on their devices although the same does not apply to Android and Blackberry users.

The search engine giant told ABC News: ‘Today’s fun query, “do a barrel roll,” was created by a Google software engineer with the primary goal of entertaining users – while showcasing the power of CSS3, a presentation feature of modern browsers.

The search engine giant told ABC News: ‘Today’s fun query, “do a barrel roll,” was created by a Google software engineer with the primary goal of entertaining users – while showcasing the power of CSS3, a presentation feature of modern browsers.

The feature can also be used if one searches the phrase ‘Z or R twice,’ Google’s homage to the Nintendo 64 video game Star Fox.

The barrel roll manoeuvre in the popular 1990s game could be completed by toggling the Z or R buttons twice.

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