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Simple online word game Wordle has taken the internet by storm as examples of it appear across social media daily.
If you’ve noticed people posting a grid with grey, yellow and green squares, Wordle will be why.
Wordle is a daily word game puzzle where users have six tries to guess what the 5 letter word is.
The colour-coded system lets users guess the word and gives them hints if they’re close or not.
First, users have to guess a five letter word and the letters then change colour to indicate whether they are correct.
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If a letter tile turns into a green square, it means the user has got the correct letter in the correct place.
A yellow tile means the letter is featured in the word, but it is in the wrong place. Meanwhile, grey means that the letter is not in the word at all.
With the puzzle being the same for every player each day and with results easily shareable, the game has gone viral in recent weeks.
I would like to speak to the manager.
Wordle 191 6/6 — Adam Liaw (@Adam Liaw)
I mean, just because EVERYONE else is playing it.
Wordle 197 4/6
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 — Richard Osman (@Richard Osman)
The user has six attempts to adjust their guess and try to turn all the letter tiles green, meaning they’ve guessed the word correctly.
Wordle is played online and can be accessed here, where you’ll soon find yourself hooked onto the new viral word game.