What Does “:D” Mean On Google Chrome?

What Does ":D" Mean On Google Chrome?

Did recently notice the “:D” tab on your Google Chrome mobile browser?

If yes, you might be wondering what it means.

You might even be wondering if it is a bug, well it is not and that’s good news.

Although lots of changes are being made to the Chrome browser recently, this is not one of them.

You may also have noticed “;)” in incognito mode of the browser or even “:)” if you are using Chrome for iOS; they all mean something and we are going to explain all of them in this guide.

In this guide, you will learn the meaning of “:D, ;), :)” smileys in Google Chrome mobile browser.

What does “:D” mean in Google Chrome?

The “:D” smiley is originally used to denote the open-mouthed grin.

Seeing it on Google Chrome mobile browser means that you have more than 99 tabs currently open.

No, Chrome is not judging you for having that many tabs open neither are they grinning at your inability to manage tabs.

There have been claims that it is an Easter egg, you might just get lucky one day.

On Chrome browser for iOS, you may have noticed this smiley “:)” too, it also means that you have more than 99 tabs opened

Also, if you see “;)” while Chrome browser incognito mode, same meaning; that’s Google’s funny way of letting you know they understand why you need to have 100+ open incognito tabs.

What happens after 99 open tabs on Google Chrome mobile browser


The “:D” you suddenly see while browsing on Google Chrome mobile, means that you have exceeded 99 open tabs.

If you see this “;)” on the Chrome browser’s incognito mode, you have exceeded 99 open tabs, the 100th tab will be shown as that smiley.

This is not a bug, it is just a fun addition to the browser, a way to let you know that they see how much you are enjoying their app.

Note that these smileys are only available on the mobile app version of the browser.

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