Google names ‘wordle’ as most searched term in 2022

Written by on December 8, 2022

Google has revealed that ‘wordle’ was its most searched trending term this year in the United States and across the globe.

Wordle is a popular online game that offers players six chances to guess a five-letter word daily. Some days, however, getting the answer is tricky, prompting people to search for hints, tips and even the result.

According to the American search engine, wordle beat perhaps newsier topics, such as “election results” and “Betty White” in the United States, and “Queen Elizabeth” and “Ukraine” globally.

The report also disclosed that Ukraine also topped the 2022 list of trending news topics, while Queen Elizabeth’s passing was the second most trending news topic. The third most popular news topic globally was election results.

Johnny Depp was the most searched person globally, likely due to his televised slander trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, who was the third most searched person of the year.

Will Smith was the second most searched person this year probably emanating from the slap he gave comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars Awards on March 27, 2022.


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