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12 nifty Google tricks you should know about

Google Search, Gmail and Maps Tricks

Google is the preferred search engine for millions of people, with the giant company having many other web-related products available for users, all built around, or in relationship with search and ads. While most users know how to perform a search, use Gmail or navigate with Maps, they may not be aware of some of the nifty hidden tricks Google has included in its online services.

Business Insider has listed some of the useful Google services-related features that you can check out right away.

For example, typing “Atari Breakout” in Google Image search will let you play a quick game in your browser, where you’ll have to destroy blocks made of actual images. A different game is also available in Google Maps, called SmartyPins, and based on maps action.

By adding “timer” after an amount of time, you can set up a timer inside the browser, and the alarm will sound when the time is up.

In case you don’t know how to say long numbers in English, all you have to do is type “=English” immediately after the number that’s giving you headaches, and Google will type it in English – you probably already know that you can perform math calculations and unit conversions (including currency) right inside the Google Search bar.

Business Insider’s complete list of Google tricks is available at the source link below.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.