May 17 AT 1:26 PM Dustin Earley 27 Comments

Hangouts Easter eggs: Someone at Google really likes My Little Pony


Looking for your this-day-is-really-dragging-on-and-I-need-something-to-entertain-me-for-five-minutes Friday reading material? Look no further. Word is, Google has programmed a bunch of Easter eggs in their new Hangouts app that feature everything from a, “shy dino,” to “My Little Pony.” I was skeptical, even after seeing posts about the Easter eggs on Google Plus, but as it turns out they’re all real.

Some of the codes are actually useful, like color coding all your different windows (bikeshed). And some are, well, we’ll just go with less than useful (ponies). Try them all out and let us know which ones you like best. I’m a big fan of the Google Now style background you get from the Konami code. If you’ve found any others, be sure to share in the comments. You’ll find all the codes in the image above.

Source: Google Plus

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • lou2cool88

    These are a lot of fun. SO MANY PONIES. Hope Google releases more and makes some of them available on mobile.

  • R.S

    Try them out how? Where do I enter/type these codes?

    • Dustin Earley

      In Hangouts….

  • killrgummibear

    you just type them as if you’re typing a message

    also sadly they don’t work for my nexus 4 :( are they working on any mobile devices or just desktop for now?

    • JH

      Yeah, I got nothing. Weird it wouldn’t work on an N4.

      • killrgummibear

        yea i’m sure it has to do with the roll out or whatever. hopefully it’ll work later on.

        • Trevor Cameron

          I tried the Konami code and /ponies on my GNex, nada!

  • jerrbomb

    Gotta love Google.. Lol.. They know how to have fun.. So Apple.. Why so serious all this time.. Lol

    • Chris

      Serious? When I said “I hate you” to siri she said “but… but..”

      • Noneyabuissness

        Siri is an idiot. That’s just plain it. My little brother asked Siri where to dump a dead body. She gave us 6 locations. Who does that?!

  • aranea

    I couldn’t neter the KONAMI one. The others are fine.

  • donger

    We like ponies as in hp.

  • isa007

    The cheats don’t work for me. If I enter /shydino, then this just appears as a message and no dino shows up. Sad! What’s wrong with my Nexus?

    • Burnd

      Same :(

    • rob

      Desktop version only right now

  • Lafenear

    Doesn’t work on my HTC One.

  • Daniel Hakimi
  • Dandyroi

    Really want that konami cheat to work. Just to get it right: Is there a space between B and A and A and Enter?

    • Dandyroi

      And before B also?

      • Noneyabuissness

        nope. you just put up up down down left right left right a b enter. no spaces whatsoever. you dont have to capitialize the letters either.

  • LilStorm

    in hangouts you can also:
    /slap name (slaps with a fish)
    /punch name (punches target person)
    /hug name (hugs target name0
    /kiss name (you get the idea)

    Must be all lower case

    • james

      ha, good one

    • pao

      dont work for me… help please

  • pao

    i need to put back the wall paper of the hangouts in white again… so i can be on chat at the office and my boss dont see it can some one help me please /bikeshed i need it in white but dont find it

  • Sarah Lamp

    so none of the /hug, /slap or /punch work for me on the chrome extension or mobile :( help??

    • David

      I think they made up the /hug, /slap, /punch thing.