The weirdest Easter egg ever seen on Facebook

A strange bug/trick/Easter egg in Facebook is confusing the masses. Here's how to access it for your own amusement. Quick tip
Written by Zack Whittaker, Contributor on

I am truly stunned and baffled. How many times do you get emails or messages which say something along the lines of, "if you press Alt+F4 then you get a secret menu", or similar?

This was exactly the case when I saw a friend's status message on Facebook. I'm still struggling to cope with this as the sheer surprise of it actually working has taken my breath away. But what's more peculiar is to why it is even there in the first place.

Here's what you do.

  1. Go to any Facebook page and click once in a white area just to get a blank timeline to do this with.
  2. Press up arrow, up arrow, down arrow, down arrow, left arrow, right arrow, left arrow, right arrow, B, A, then the Return key.

For those who are confused, the key layout is below:


If you left-click or right-click, scroll or push any keyboard key after that, a strange shining set of circular rings will appear on your screen. To get rid of it, simply refresh the page or failing that, close the browser and start again.

Why? I have no idea. How this was even found? Perhaps this is the stranger mystery.

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