comscore Google has been hiding its virtual fidget spinner from us all this while

Google has been hiding its virtual fidget spinner from us all this while

Now you can put your physical fidget spinner and the virtual fidget spinner on a race.


You thought it was just the homo sapiens who are obsessed with the fidget spinners? Well, we ve got news! Google is joining the league, and like all of us hiding our fidget spinners from our friends, the search engine has been doing the same. Also Read - Google will not store your bank card details from January 1, 2022: Here’s how it will impact you

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So if you search for fidget spinner on Google, you ll learn that the fad du jour currently occupies stories on how to use a fidget spinner, how it has added itself to one of the most addictive toys, what are its advantages, how it is harming the teens, all of it. Of course, also links to where to buy them and how you can build one yourself. However, if you do a search for just spinner, you ll see that Google wants in on the craze. Yes, you can now spin a virtual fidget spinner underneath the Google search box. Also Read - Google adds 3D monuments to AR Search results: How to use

Of course, it isn t the same as using a physical fidget spinner, but this is pretty satisfying too. Just click on spin, and then go crazy swirling your mouse across the screen, the faster you move your mouse the faster and longer the fidget spinner goes on. Or instead of clicking on spin, you can simply just give the fidget spinner a little push with your mouse, and then just watch it go!

In the same tab where the virtual fidget spinner sits, you d see on the top right, there is a toggle, which has Number and Fidget written on its either sides. So if you toggle the dongle towards Number, a number spin board opens, which you can similarly spin using your mouse pointer. However, it s not remotely as fun. Google is just trying to push the wheel as a fad i think and let me say it, it s not happening! ALSO READ: Here s the world s biggest fidget spinner, and it s 3D printed

Back to the lovely fidget spinners, Google isn t really the first to introduce a virtual fidget spinner. In fact, about a month ago, we spotted a website, which is nothing but a space to spin the toy online. It s actually slightly more fun than Google s spinner. This website we are talking about changes colors as the fidgets spinner spins.


Then there are so many apps on the iOS and Android app store, which are just aimed at letting you virtual spin the fidgeter. For that matter, an app called the Finger Spinner was lately one of the top apps on iOS. This app makes things a bit competitive. Basically, there’s a fidget spinner on the screen, and you swipe to spin it. But! You only get a few swipes, and then you watch the spinner (quickly) lose momentum. You get coins for however many spins you managed, and then you use those coins to upgrade your fidget spinner so it spins longer, or at a higher maximum speed. Over time you unlock new fidget spinners with funky designs and hardly tolerable spinning sounds.

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  • Published Date: June 21, 2017 11:27 AM IST

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