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Taylor Swift fans were in for a treat on Tuesday when the pop star sent them on a virtual Easter egg hunt to reveal the titles of her new song “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” — but she ran into technical difficulties.

Swift announced a re-recording of her song “1989” last month during her performance in Los Angeles, and that “Taylor’s version” will include previously unreleased songs. Vault’s songs were included on her previous three re-recording releases as a bonus for fans who stream and purchase the albums.

Swift previously revealed the vault tracks for “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version)” by releasing a video of scrambled letters.

Google Announced Tuesday Its search function will populate a series of 89 puzzles that fans can solve to ultimately reveal the names of those new songs.

“It will help Swifties around the world emerge from the jungle (or open the vault) as everyone collectively solves 33 million puzzles,” Google said. “And that’s how it works, and that’s how you get the titles to the basement tracks!”

Some global fans first noticed a small blue vault on Saturday when searching for “Taylor Swift,” sparking anticipation as Swifties waited for the vault’s meaning to be revealed.

The puzzle began when the vault revealed a scrambled version of the name of Swift’s upcoming album and will reveal more puzzles as participants enter answers into the search bar.

But many fans (including an NBC News reporter) believe he was there flaw While they search for answers without any subsequent progress.

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Some fans were frustrated that they were unable to participate or were upset by the large number of puzzle completions required when the game was not working properly.

“I feel like Taylor keeps forgetting how big she is.” One user posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “33 million is a lot of money when you consider that the vault doesn’t work. Google has to address who’s playing the game and who’s actually trying to look for sunglasses, which I think is what’s ruining all of this.”

last Jokingly“We’re definitely not going to get 33 million before the album comes out with this stupid vault that doesn’t work.”

I addressed Google Errors in a post on X late Tuesday.

The company wrote: “Swifty, the basement is crowded! But don’t worry, there are no empty spaces inside.” “We are in an era of reform and we will be out of the woods soon.”

A representative for Swift did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

Swift published a Tuesday afternoon clip of the opening of the Blue Vault on her InstagramHe captioned the video, saying: “You can tell me when the *research* is over… if the hike is worth the pain.”

Searches for “Taylor Swift” spiked after the post and remained high for a few hours, according to Google Trends data. Swift reached her highest level of search interest on Google at 3pm on Tuesday, two hours after her post, before dipping slightly.

“1989 (Taylor Version)” is scheduled to be released on October 27, exactly nine years after the release of the original.

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