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This secret Google Sheets Pride hack will brighten up your day

Google loves an Easter Egg, and is known to hide all manner of weird and wonderful visual treats on its homepage (just try Googling 'DVD screensaver'). But the latest surprise is hiding on a platform not exactly known for its fun or indeed colourful aesthetic. We are, believe it or not, talking about Google Sheets.

In honour of Pride month, Google has added a delightful hack to help you inject a little life into your spreadsheets (now there's a sentence). Simply type PRIDE across the first five rows of a sheet, and the whole thing will turn into a colourful rainbow. Check out our best web design tools if you fancy creating a similar Easter Egg.

Google Sheets Pride Easter egg

Google's new Easter egg in action (Image credit: Future)

Who knew spreadsheets could be so fun, right? Twitter users have been loving the hack, and many have spotted that it works in other languages, and even formulae. Watch your back, PS5 – Google Sheets may have just become the most visually impressive tool in town. 

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Henceforth, all of our calendars, reports and plans shall be rainbow-ified. In a world of corporate Pride celebrations, at least Google's is a little creative. That said, it isn't quite as joyous as Lego's new LGBTQ+ set.

From bouncing logos to floating ships, Google has been on form lately when it comes to hidden surprises. Check out the 13 best Google Easter eggs of all time if you're looking for more – and if you fancy creating a web design of your own, take a look at today's best Creative Cloud deals below.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).