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Google Chrome is on to you and your massive amounts of incognito tabs

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If you're using Google Chrome's Incognito mode a little too much, there's a secret message waiting for you. 

Google has long rewarded (punished?) people who open 100 tabs on their mobile browser with a smiley emoticon :) replacing the tab count. But if you're using Incognito Mode on Android, it's a winking face ;) presumably referencing the fact that Incognito Mode is often used for -- ahem -- NSFW purposes. iOS users see the normal smiley face.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode (screenshot)
Google Chrome Incognito Mode (screenshot)

Here's a screenshot of the wink as proof.

The existence of a smiley face replacing the tab counter was first noted by Reddit user u/Hamsna. 

It's far from Chrome's only Easter egg. If a desktop page doesn't load, you can activate a fun game by holding space bar. And searching "Google in 1998" on a desktop browser turns up results as if you were using Google's original search engine. 

Of course, with April Fool's Day coming up soon, more Easter eggs are sure to make their way to Chrome.

Some saw the tab counter as just an insult.

But really, it's probably worth it just to close your tabs.

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