Google Launches ‘Virtual Time Machine’ To Celebrate Chrome’s 4th Birthday
To celebrate the 4th anniversary of its Chrome web browser, Google has launched the ‘Chrome Time Machine’.
The virtual time machine tracks Chrome’s history from its very beginning of 2 September 2008, and showcases the web browser’s milestones over the past four years.
The website also has some ‘Easter eggs’—de rigueur to Google’s style—where visitors can get a birthday gift from the Chrome team if they find a hidden clue and type in the secret code.
“To track Chrome’s journey from a better web to your web, we created a ‘Chrome Time Machine’ (of sorts) that lets you travel through key moments in Chrome’s history over the past four years,” Sundar Pichai, SVP of Chrome & Apps, wrote on Chrome’s blog. “You may even uncover a special birthday gift from the Chrome team, if you find the hidden clue and type in the secret code.”
Chrome’s initial goal was to help build a better web.
“A web that is faster, simpler and more secure,” Pichai wrote. “Many people have more than one device—a smartphone, a tablet, a computer at work, a computer at home. The beauty of the web is that it’s the one platform that can deliver a consistent experience on any device with a browser. We’ve been working to build a more seamless Chrome experience that lets you take your Chrome stuff with you on all your devices.”
“Chrome now enables you to access your web everywhere. Whether you’re on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, a Chromebook, or an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, you can have the same consistent experience no matter where you go, just by signing in to Chrome.”
“Thank you all for being a part of Chrome, and for bringing your own personal touch to the web. On our fourth birthday, we’re looking forward to many more amazing years of helping you do more online. Happy browsing!” he adds.
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