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Swifties, Here’s How To Access The ‘1989’ Vault Puzzles On Google

Alright, Swifties, don’t freak out. With Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) coming out in October, fans are in the midst of Easter egg season. And, with the 1989 vault puzzles now live on Google, theories surrounding the new album are bigger than ever. But, how do you actually access the 1989 Google vault puzzles? Well, allow me to lead the way.

ICYMI, Taylor Swift is releasing her highly-anticipated re-record of 1989 on Oct. 27, 2023. But, it wouldn’t be a Taylor Swift album drop if there weren’t a ton of mystique, Easter Eggs, and theories surrounding the new release. On Sept. 19, Taylor Swift teamed up with Google to give her fans a taste of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), and an opportunity to find out some clues about the album’s new vault tracks. Fans need to solve 33 million vault puzzles (yes, you read that right) and then the vault track list will be released.

Now, if you’re not a Swiftie, and have no clue what a “vault track” is, I’ll give you the rundown. Essentially, with every Taylor Swift re-record, she releases a series of tracks that are “From The Vault.” These are songs that were usually written during the time of the original release, but (for some reason) didn’t make it on the album. A lot of times, these tracks come with a feature (think “Nothing New” with Phoebe Bridgers) — so the Google word puzzles could also point to prospective features. (Nicki, we’re looking at you, here.)

So, how do I find the Taylor Swift vault puzzles on Google?

Get your laptop or a desktop computer handy — you’re going to need it (you can also use your phone or the Google app). Turns out, participating in the Taylor Swift vault word search is actually pretty easy! According to Google’s website, all you need to do is open up Google Chrome on your desktop and type in “Taylor Swift” in the search bar. From there, just click on the blue vault icon and solve one of the word puzzles. Make sure your browser is updated, too!

Why can’t I access the Taylor Swift Vault Puzzles?

Because this feature is in its infancy, a ton of users may not have access to it right away. While the vault puzzles are rolling out, just keep checking to see if the vault finally shows up! Additionally, make sure your browser (or app) is updated to the latest software.

How to submit answers from the 1989 Google vault:

So, you solved the puzzle. Great! All you have to do now is head back to the search bar and type in the answer. With over 33 million puzzles out there, this word search is a group effort, here. So, grab a friend (or two, maybe three) and get to solving, y’all!

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.