A TikTok user has challenged his followers to find a “secret” message inside this square of dots – but what happens next will freak you out.
A “secret” message hidden inside a square made up entirely of dots is officially freaking the internet out because it “disappears” once you see it.
The optical illusion was posted on TikTok by user @HecticNick, who challenged people to identify what the hidden message says.
The image showed hundreds of black dots, varying in size, on a white background.
“This image has a hidden message,” the social media user told his followers.
“The more you try to find it, you’ll notice is starts to disappear.”
The TikTok user explained that the fact it “disappears” will “freak you out” – then encouraged people to send it to their friends.
Thousands of social media users struggled to find the message.
“I looked at the comments to solve it,” one person said.
Another said they had to remove their glasses just to see what was hiding inside the dots.
While a third person commented: “I had to blur my eyes just to see it.”
Others revealed that, the further you stand from the image, or tilt your phone, the easier it is for you to see the secret code.
For those that couldn’t crack it, the message inside the optical illusion says: “The more you look, the less you see.”
Try looking back at the image now you know the solution.
Optical illusions are proving popular online at the moment, with countless videos of brain teasers going viral in recent weeks.
TikTok creator @pasillusion challenged his followers to find the second animal in a picture of a dolphin snapping up a fish.
“Only 1 per cent of people can find the second animal in this image,” he claimed.
But the visual jigsaw stumped puzzlers on social media with many mistakenly thinking the fish in the dolphin’s mouth was the second animal.
Can you figure it out?
After stumping many, it was revealed that people had the flip the image upside down in order to see a flock of birds taking to the sky.
A different optical illusion shared @pasillusion also caused a stir recently after the content creator claimed there was “secret image” hidden in an optical illusion – but didn’t reveal what it was.
The image shows a bubblegum pink square with a darker pink circle inside, that was captioned: “Can YOU See The Hidden Image?! Let me know.”
There was a variety of answers in the comments of what people claimed to see – or not see.
Some claimed to see a number of objects – a bed, a smile and even a boat.
But the majority people who reported seeing an image in the circle said they could make out the shape of a bottle.
What do you see? Let us know in the comments below.
Originally published as Hidden message inside this square will ‘disappear’ once you see it