Google’s ‘1989’ vault puzzles crashes after launch thanks to Taylor Swift fans

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A special feature on search engine Google crashed on Tuesday after fans of pop superstar Taylor Swift invaded it.

The singer had collaborated with Google to unload hints and Easter eggs for her 1989 (Taylor’s Version), scheduled for release on October 27, reported Billboard.

Google had launched a new pop-up animation that prompted fans to collectively solve puzzles to help the Grammy winner reveal the From the Vault tracks from the 1989 re-recording.

By typing “Taylor Swift” in the search bar, a new pop-up would offer one of 89 puzzles.

Users are required to unscramble each puzzle before typing the answer into the search bar to solve the exercise and move on to the next puzzle.

Some of the answers focused on Swift herself while others focused specifically on the 1989 track list.

However, the search engine could not keep up, with the puzzles not popping up for some users.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Google confirmed that the vault puzzles fell victim to some technical difficulties.

“Swifties, the vault is jammed! But don’t worry, there are no blank spaces inside. We’re in our fix-it era and will be out of the woods soon,” it shared.