Nothing brightens up a day like a surprise canine. Perhaps YouTube is aware of this fact of life because it turns out you can summon a dog the next time you're down the YouTube rabbit hole.
The feature is tucked away in the scroll feature. If you hold down the left arrow key, at first it will rewind any video you've already watched, but if you wait, a little dog will appear.
According to Mashable...
"The Easter egg only works in certain versions of YouTube, as far as we can tell. We've tested the three major console apps — PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch — and the dog is there in all of them. It's also accessible on your PC via web browser, but only using the YouTube TV interface."
A video of our little animated canine friend in all its glory can be seen below.
Dog on youtube scroll bar www.youtube.com
The dog doesn't appear on the standard YouTube site, but it does appear on YouTube.com/TV.
It's probably smart on their part, since dogs seem quite popular on YouTube.
Isabel (@izzieloubella ): don’t judge my YouTube history *proceeds to scroll through pages upon pages of dog videos*— Sam Roschewsk (@Sam Roschewsk)1518659794.0
DOGS vs BALLOONS: 🎈😂 Huskies React to the Balloon Tune Challenge Ep-1. Watch full #video on my #YouTube channel: Ms… https://t.co/ECG07pI3Ef— Ms.Laika the Husky 🐶 (@Ms.Laika the Husky 🐶)1547991116.0
Youtube recommendations continue to be on point. includes a wonderful 'my dog peed on the carpet' jingle. https://t.co/IjzhtrQo8p— Nice guy with 702 credit score (@Nice guy with 702 credit score)1547932808.0
@jennifermerr i was watching youtube videos on dogs getting really excited to see their (military) owners come home. https://t.co/puwWXgcbG4— bee devito (@bee devito)1547877503.0
Watching some youtube dog videos before bed! I am so smart...and cute!!🐶❤🐶 https://t.co/mC0krAdlSC— 🐶Daisy The Malti-pom🐶 (@🐶Daisy The Malti-pom🐶)1547806474.0
Alright YouTube, keep on doing your thing.