Best April Fools Pranks By Google

2 April 2014

Best April Fools Pranks By Google

As we all know, April begins with a lot of pranks, and Google has a tradition of perpetrating pranks.

So that’s why I decided to present to you some of the best april fools pranks and some of the most elaborate ones too.

April fools pranks does not just happen in the schools halls or dorm rooms, but also in the corners of major world leading brands.

Why we decided to choose Google? Because they have some of the most elaborate pranks around the world, fooling billions of people with them, and they’re actually really cool.

One of the most recent April fools pranks by Google, was the Pokémon Master Challenge, and it was released by the Google Maps division.

So let’s see which are some of the Best April Fools Pranks By Google!

Pokémon Challenge

Users who recently updated or downloaded the Google Maps app, had a big surprise, where 150 Pokemons were lingering nearby waiting to be captured.

For pulling off this prank, Google joined forces with Game Freak, Nintendo and obviously, the Pokémon Company.

Together they developed a new Google Maps app available for iPhone and Android which helps you capture all kinds of Pokémon and at the same time exploring the real world using Google Maps.

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But that’s not all, beside the Pokemon Challenge prank, Google came up with the best April Fools pranks along the years.

Google Autocompleter

Another hilarious prank was the Autocompleter Job prank. Let’s have a look at it!

The prank consisted in this video being posted by Google on Youtube where an employee describes his job as an “Google Autocompleter”.

As if this wasn’t funny enough, a job opening was featured for an “Autocompleter” with a role description sounding like this:

[pull_quote_center]Are you passionate about helping people? Are you intuitive? Do you often feel like you know what your friends and family are thinking and can finish their thoughts before they can? Are you an incredibly fast Google searcher? Like, so fast that you can do 20 searches before your mom does 1?[/pull_quote_center]

Google Nose BETA

One of the best April Fools pranks is from last year, where Google comes with a revolutionary new product, The Google Nose BETA.

Best April Fools Pranks By Google

The Google Nose BETA  claimed to search for smells, and with the new “Android Ambient Odor Detection”, users could easily collect smells from their devices.

Google made this introductory video in which is explained the purported intention behind the new feature, and according to it, their mobile aroma indexing program had created a 15 million scentibyte database containing smells from all over the world.

So now we know, Google is a master prankster. Obviously they have a lot more of them, but it would take forever to present them all.

These were the Best April Fools Pranks By Google and we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

So which one was your favourite and let us know if you got fooled by Google until now. Leave your answers in the comments section bellow and don’t forget to share this with your friends!