Happy birthday, Google: Google celebrates 20 years of search

Every now and then, the Google logo transforms into colorful, interactive doodles to celebrate the world's pioneers, holidays and more.

It’s been about 20 years since the launch of Google’s dynamite search engine, developed by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998.

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To celebrate the tech giant’s 20th birthday (technically Sept. 4), Google’s doodle team curated an animated video for its homepage, featuring people around the globe asking Google popular search questions from the past two decades, including, “What will happen on Y2K?” and “Is Pluto still a planet?”

The video ends with a thank you to Google’s many users in a variety of languages.

"Though much has changed in the intervening years—including now offering Search in more than 150 languages and over 190 countries—Google is still dedicated to building products for everyone," Google wrote in its doodle blog.

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And more change is to come, the company announced earlier this week. Google has detailed plans to incorporate AI and other visual features in the next 20 years. In addition to more visual optimizations, the giant wants to add more AMP stories on mobile, and a revamped news feed called Google Discover.