14 Google Hangouts Hidden Animated Emojis

Google Hangouts is one of the best ways to continuously stay connected on smartphones and desktops either via text or video calls. It is also home to plenty of interesting things like chatbots which you can add as contacts and make them do things like translate languages and do math for you.

On the not-so-serious side, you can also trigger easter eggs hidden in the Hangouts chatrooms. Typing text like lmao, rofl and woot will make animated emoji come to life. Here are some of the trigger words you can try out, and the effects to expect splashed across your Hangouts chatroom.


Put in 4 sets of “ha” to see an animated emoji character pop up and laugh.


“happy birthday”

Cake, anyone? It’s non-fat digital, courtesy of Google.

happy birthday

“happy new year”

Time to celebrate the new year with… a fox and a duck?

happy new year


Haha emoji character returns, this time from the left side of the chat room, chuckling away.



If you go “lmao” rather than “lol” whenever something funny pops up in your conversations, get ready to be terrorized by a fox clown and gentleman duck. (The GIF makes more sense.)



Fox and duck returns with the same antics. No rolling in the chatroom reported, when triggered.



Let’s celebrate, with flags!



More enthusiastic animation coming from yellow emoji character.



Note that this celebratory gesture only works with the two exclamation points included.



Want to see the background of your chatroom switch colors? Randomize it with /bikeshed.



Frankenstein went that way, guys.



No idea what this is supposed to be but a dinosaur makes an appearance. He shy.



Did that pony just ran past the screen?



Yup, there’s them ponies again.

If any of the animations are messing up your conversation in a continuous loop, just close the chatroom and reinitiate the chatroom.