Google’s First Personalized Doodle

Google found a nice way to wish you Happy Birthday. If you visit Google’s homepage when you are signed in and it’s your birthday, you’ll see a special doodle that links to your Google profile. When you go to your profile, you’ll find colorful confetti and a Happy Birthday message, but that’s not new.

“Because doodles are such a fun part of the search experience, we thought we’d share a fun little way Google will help celebrate your birthday. When you include your date of birth on your Google profile, you may notice a special treat on the Google homepage on your birthday (be sure to sign in). Click on the doodle for another birthday surprise,” informs the Google blog.



To change your birthday, go to your profile, click on “Edit profile” and select the “Contact info” tab. The tab lets you enter some information that can be shared with your contacts.

Google Doodle for Today’s Launch

Even if Google said that the particles animation didn’t celebrate a special event, it’s probably the first time when Google uses doodles to build anticipation before launching a new feature. The doodle was fast, fun and interactive, just like the new search interface that shows results as you type a query.

Today, Google’s homepage has a new doodle that shows a monochrome Google logo. When you start typing your query, Google brings back the color one letter at a time.


The doodle looks exactly like the new interface for Google Suggest:


It’s now obvious that Google will launch “streaming search” today. Even Google’s Twitter account confirms this: “Our doodle is dressing up in its brightest colors for something exciting coming very soon”.