There are a few fun tricks hidden inside Hangouts, Google’s chat product.
Everyone using Hangouts has access to a bunch of emoji, but you can shock your friends my making a few unlisted animations appear if you know the secrets:
Try typing “LMAO,” “happy birthday,” or “woot:”
Here’s one to break out on January 1. Try “Happy New Year!”:
There are a bunch of other ones too:
The effect of “/ponies” or “/ponystream” are seen above. “/Pitchforks” makes an angry mob stampede across the chat window, “/bikeshed” changes the background colour of both parties’ chat windows, the KONAMI cheat will only change your background colour, and “/shydino” will bring you a cute little dinosaur.