For broader coverage of this subject, see List of Google Easter eggs Google frequently inserts jokes and hoaxes into its products on April Fools ‘ Day, which takes place on April 1 .
2000 [edit ]
Google ‘s first April Fools ‘ Day hoax, the MentalPlex hoax, invited users to project a mental visualize of what they wanted to find whilst staring at an animated GIF. [ 1 ] Several humorous erroneousness messages [ 2 ] were then displayed on the search results page, [ 3 ] all listed below :
- Error 005: KUT Weak or no signal detected. Upgrade transmitter and retry.
- Error 666: Multiple transmitters detected. Silence voices in your head and try again.
- Error 05: Brainwaves received in analog. Please re-think in digital.
- Error 4P: Unclear on whether your search is about money or monkeys. Please try again.
- Error 445: Searching on this topic is prohibited under international law.
- Error CKR8: That information is protected under the National Security Act.
- Error 104: That information was lost with the Martian Lander. Please try again.
- Error 007: Query is unclear. Try again after removing hat, glasses and shoes.
- Error 008: Interference detected. Remove aluminum foil and remote control devices.
- Error: Insufficient conviction. Please clap hands three times, while chanting “I believe” and try again.
- Error: MentalPlex™ has determined that this is not your final answer. Please try again.
An extra error message was included which converted all navigation text to german, but was scrapped after exploiter complaints. [ 4 ]
2002 [edit ]
Google reveals the engineering behind its PageRank Systems—PigeonRank. Google touts the benefits of this cost-efficient and efficient means of ranking pages and reassures readers that there is no animal cruelty involved in the process. The article makes many humorous references and puns based on computer terminology and how Google PageRank very works, ( for example, a chart showing the pigeons ‘ pulmonary tuberculosis of linseed and flax, represented as the “ lin/ax kernel, ” a pun on the Linux kernel ). [ 5 ]
2004 [edit ]
assumed job opportunities for a research center on the moon. Copernicus is the name of a modern operate on system they claimed to have created for working at the research center .
- Google Job Opportunities: Google Copernicus Center is hiring 
Google besides announced Gmail on April 1, with an unprecedented and improbable free 1 GB space, compared to e.g. Hotmail ‘s 2 MB. The announcement of Gmail was written in an unserious jokey language normally seen in April Fools ‘ jokes, tricking many into thinking that it was an April Fools ‘ joke. In world, it was a double fudge, in that the announce merchandise was serious. [ 7 ]
Google Gulp, a fabricated drink in, was announced by Google in 2005. According to the ship’s company, this beverage would optimize one ‘s use of the Google search engine by increasing the drinker ‘s intelligence. It was claimed this rise was achieved through real-time psychoanalysis of the user ‘s deoxyribonucleic acid and cautiously tailored adjustments to neurotransmitters in the brain ( a patented engineering termed Auto-Drink ; as the “ Google Gulp FAQ ” suggests, partially through MAO prohibition ). The toast was said to come in “ four great flavors ” : Glutamate Grape ( glutamic acerb ), Sugar-Free Radical ( unblock radicals ), Beta Carotty ( Beta-Carotene ), and Sero-Tonic Water ( serotonin ). [ 8 ] This fraud was credibly intended as a parody of Google ‘s then invite-only e-mail overhaul called Gmail. Although apparently free, the caller claimed the beverage could merely be obtained by returning the cap of a Google Gulp bottle to a local grocery store : a Catch-22. In the Google Gulp FAQ, Google replies to the observation “ I mean, is n’t this wholly invite-only thing kind of bogus ? ” by saying “ Dude, it ‘s like you ‘ve never even heard of viral market. ”
- Google Gulp
- Google Gulp FAQ
2006 [edit ]
Google Romance logo On April Fools ‘ Day 2006, Google Romance was announced on the chief Google search page with the introduction, “ Dating is a search problem. Solve it with Google Romance. ” It pretends to offer a “ Soulmate Search ” to send users on a “ contextual Date ”. A parody of on-line date, it had a link for “ those who broadly favor the ‘throw enough stuff at the wall ‘ approach to online dating ” to Post multiple profiles with a bulk upload file, you sleaze in addition to Post your Google Romance profile. Clicking on either of these gave an erroneousness page, which explained that it was an April Fool ‘s antic and included links to previous April Fools ‘ jokes .
- Google Romance
- Google Romance FAQ
- Google Romance Tour
2007 [edit ]
Gmail Paper [edit ]
At about 10:00 autopsy, Pacific meter ( where Google has its headquarters ) on March 30, 2007, Google changed the login page for Gmail to announce a new service called Gmail Paper. The overhaul offered to allow users of Google ‘s free webmail service to add e-mails to a “ Paper Archive ”, which Google would print ( on “ 94 % post-consumer organic soy phlegm “ ) and mail via traditional post. The serve would be rid, supported by bold, red advertisements printed on the back of the print messages. double attachments would besides be printed on high-quality slick paper, though MP3 and WAV files would not be printed. The page detailing more data about the service features photographs of Ian Spiro and Carrie Kemper, current employees of Google. besides featured are Product Marketing Managers of Gmail Anna-Christina Douglas, and Shane Lawrence .
- Gmail Paper Index
- Gmail Paper Announcement
- Gmail Paper Program Policies
Google TiSP [edit ]
Google TiSP ( short for Toilet Internet Service Provider ) was a fabricated free broadband service purportedly released by Google. This service would make use of a standard toilet and sewage lines to provide free Internet connectivity at a amphetamine of 8 Mbit/s ( 2 Mbit/s upload ) ( or up to 32 Mbit/s with a pay plan ). The user would drop a burden end of a long, Google-supplied fiber-optic cable in their toilet and hot flash it. Around 60 minutes subsequently, the end would be recovered and connected to the Internet by a “ Plumbing Hardware Dispatcher ( PHD ) ”. The user would then connect their end to a Google-supplied radio router and run the Google-supplied installation media on a Windows XP or Windows Vista calculator ( “ Mac and Linux hold coming soon ” ). alternatively, a user could request a professional installation, in which Google would deploy nanobots through the plumb to complete the process. The free service would be supported by “ discreet DNA sequencing “ of “ personal bodily output ” to display on-line ads that relate to culinary preferences and personal health. Google besides referenced the Diet Coke-and-Mentos reaction in their faq : “ If you ‘re hush experiencing problems, spend eight mints into the bowl and add a two-liter bottle of diet pop. ” They besides claim that Enterprise plans will include support in the event of accompaniment problems, brownouts and data wipes .
- Google TiSP
- Google TiSP FAQ
- Installation page
- Press Release page
- Not found page – April Fools’ version
2008 [edit ]
Blogger “ Google Weblogs ( beta ) ” [edit ]
The Blogger splashboard featured an announcement for Google Weblogs, or “ GWeblogs, ” or “ Gblogs, ” the following rotation in personal publish. Features include algorithm putting the exploiter ‘s best content at the circus tent of the user ‘s blog ( rather than publishing by reverse chronology ), mechanically populating the web log ‘s sidebar with the most relevant content, posting directly into Google search results for utmost visibility, blog headers refreshed with images from Google ‘s team of artists for anniversaries of a scientific accomplishment ( similar to Google Doodle ), and automatic pistol subject generation ( ‘Unsure of what to post about ? Just chatter “ I ‘m Feeling Lucky ” and we ‘ll “ take care ” of the rest ! ‘ ) The announcement was followed by a connection to a video recording go of the product, which actually led to Tay Zonday ‘s cover of Rick Astley ‘s “ Never Gon na Give You Up. ”
- Blogger Buzz: The Official Buzz from Blogger at Google: Announcing Google Weblogs (beta)
Daja [edit ]
Google launches Daja in Japan ( google.co.jp ), with the deputation of “ organizing the populace ‘s laugh. ” [ 23 ]
Day [edit ]
Google announced Day in Australia, a fresh beta search technology that will search web pages 24 hours before they are created. [ 24 ] The name is a play on the give voice “ g’day ” .
Gmail Custom Time [edit ]
Gmail ‘s sign-in page and a streamer at the top of each Gmail inbox announced a new feature, called Gmail Custom Time, that would allow its users to “ pre-date ” their messages and choose to have the message appear as “ read ” or “ unread ”. The new feature uses the motto “ Be on time. Every time. ” Around 11:00 promethium EST March 31, 2008, on the new and older adaptation of Gmail, but not in the basic HTML interpretation, in the upper right corner, following to Settings, a link appeared labeled, “ New ! Gmail Custom Time ”. The link led to a 404 erroneousness until April 1, [ 26 ] [ 27 ] when it led to the full Gmail Custom Time hoax page. [ 28 ] Clicking any of the three links at the bottom of the page brought the exploiter to a page stating that Gmail Custom fourth dimension was, in fact, their April Fools ‘ Day joke .
Google Book Search Scratch and Sniff [edit ]
Google Book Search has a new incision allowing users to “ scratch and sniff “ certain books. Users are asked to “ … please place your nose near the monitor and pawl ‘Go ‘ ”, which then “ loads odors ”. When clicking on “ Help ”, users are redirected to a page in a book that describes the origins of April Fools ‘ Day. [ 29 ]
- Inside Google Book Search Blog: “Google Book Search now smells better”
Google Calendar is Feeling Lucky [edit ]
Google added the “ I ‘m Feeling Lucky ” button to its calendar feature. When a user tries to create a modern event, the exploiter was given the unconstipated choice of entering the decline details and hitting “ Create Event ”, and besides the new option of “ I ‘m Feeling Lucky ” which would set the drug user up with an evening date with, among others, Matt Damon, Eric Cartman, Tom Cruise, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Anna Kournikova, Johnny Depp, George W. Bush, or Lois Griffin .
Google Manpower Search [edit ]
Google launched Manpower Search ( 谷歌人肉搜索 ) in China ( google.cn ). The sport was presented as being powered by 25 million volunteers who conducted searches around the clock. When the user entered a keyword, volunteers would search any possible answers from a mass of wallpaper documents equally well as on-line resources. The user was expected to get the search resultant role within 32 seconds. The “ search ” button would avoid the exploiter ‘s cursor. [ citation needed ]
Google Saturi Translate [edit ]
Google Korea announced that ‘Google Saturi ( 사투리, Korean dialect ) Translate ‘ had been opened on April 1, 2008. When the exploiter tried to use this translator, a message appeared, explaining that it was April Fools ‘ Day event and was not feasible. [ 31 ]
Google talk [edit ]
Google announced plans to, on April 22, 2008 ( Earth Day ), shorten all conversations over Google Talk thereby reducing the energy required to transmit chats in an campaign to reduce carbon paper output .
- Google Talk Goes Green
Google Wake Up Kit [edit ]
Google launched their “ Wake Up Kit ” as a calendar notification choice .
The ‘wake up ‘ presentment uses several increasingly more annoy alerts to wake one up. First it will send an SMS message to their call. If that fails, more coercive means will be used. The kit includes an industrial-sized bucket and is designed to be connected to their body of water independent for automatic pistol filling. In summation, a bed-flipping device is included for forceful removal from their sleep quarters .
Virgle [edit ]
Virgle Logo Google announced a joint project with the Virgin Group to establish a permanent human colonization on Mars. This process has been named Project Virgle. [ 33 ] The announcement includes videos of Richard Branson ( collapse of Virgin Group ) american samoa well as Larry Page and Sergey Brin ( the founders of Google ) on YouTube, talking about Virgle. [ 34 ] An “ application ” to join the village includes questions such as : I am a first technical in :
After the user submitted the lotion, the locate notifies the exploiter that the drug user is not meet for space, or that the exploiter ‘s application is fine and “ all you have to do is submit your video ” [ as a reaction to their video recording on YouTube ]. As a result, an candid source Virgle group has been established, OpenVirgle. [ 35 ] On the FAQ page, the final wonder is “ Okay, come on – seriously. Is this Virgle thing for real ? ” The reply links to a page that tells the drug user it ‘s an April Fools ‘ joke, and then mentions that the user “ Dragged us out of our lovely little fantasy world, to crush all our hopes and dreams. ”
- Virgle Application Page – Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes
yogurt [edit ]
yogurt Google ‘s Orkut displayed its name as yogurt .
YouTube [edit ]
On April 1, 2008, all featured videos on the UK and australian homepages, and by and by, all international homepages, of Google-owned YouTube linked to a television of Rick Astley ‘s sung “ Never Gon na Give You Up “, causing all users of the web site who clicked on featured videos to be Rickrolled. This was the first base class YouTube participated in Google ‘s April Fools ‘ Day custom .
2009 [edit ]
Google runs on Microsoft Windows IIS/3.0 [edit ]
google.com.au reported as if it ran on IIS/3.0 [ 37 ] and google.com on Apache/0.8.4 [ 38 ] ( on Linux ) .
CADIE [edit ]
The announcement of CADIE was made on 31 March 2009 11:59 autopsy by the CADIE Team, not on April 1. The announcement on the Google web log was made at 2009/04/01 12:01:00 am. The introduction page and all of the references to CADIE in Google ‘s Products were taken down on April 2, replaced with a message stating ‘
We apologize for the late disruption ( s ) to our avail ( s ).
Please stand by while order is being restored .
however the technology page describing the technical capabilities of the software remained at : technical foul Description [ 39 ] When using Google Books or GMail, a user would come across an announcement dated March 31, 2009 at 11:59:59, declaring a fresh “ cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence entity ”. CADIE is besides mentioned [ 40 ] on the gBall FAQ page : “ Google ‘s new CADIE technology will interpret the data obtained from each ball to provide utilitarian tips to owners ”. There was besides a connection on Google ‘s Homepage [ 41 ] for CADIE, and a web log entry [ 42 ] in Google ‘s official blog. CADIE engineering is besides used to generate “ senryu ” [ 43 ] ( a type of japanese poem exchangeable to haiku ) based on research terms for certain japanese queries. The Google Search home page [ 44 ] had a radio link to the CADIE announcement, [ 45 ] express that “ For respective years immediately a small inquiry group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of nervous network, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. end fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough : a brawny new proficiency for solving support learn problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learn bunch. ” The page links to the web log below. On mobile devices, a link shows up to Brain Search, [ 46 ] which uses CADIE technology to “ index your mind ”. [ 47 ]
Gmail [edit ]
When one is using the Gmail avail, they will notice that it has a new choice, [ 48 ] named “ Gmail Autopilot “ in which the service would analyze an electronic mail. On that page it says under the FAQ section, ” You can adjust tone, misprint proclivity, and prefer punctuation from the Autopilot pill under Settings. ” however, if a person logs into their Gmail report and goes under the Settings tab key they will notice that there is no Autopilot tab. The platform could be customized to contain certain types of grammatical or spell errors, equally well as complexity and length of the prison term. It besides has a way of responding to kinship relate messages, such as if person spoke aggressively, tied in a humorous way, the organization would “ terminate relationship. ”
gBall [edit ]
Google Australia announced the development of a ball that will change how australian Football is played the world over. The newest football technology— ” gBall ” [ 49 ] —is a prototype ball for function in the australian Football League with GPS. Google Australia [ 50 ] announced ( “ New ! Get the newest football engineering – gBall. ” ) that they are developing a prototype ball [ 51 ] for consumption in the australian Football League with GPS. obviously, the ball will measure the placement, force, and torsion of a kick, and “ thrill if player agents or talent scouts want to speak to you ”. Google claimed that the ball will cost $ 10 with a cost-per-kick adjust of payments in addition to the basic tip .
Google Analytics [edit ]
A web log post to the Google Analytics Blog investigates the analytics reports of CADIE ‘s activities. [ 52 ]
Google Maps [edit ]
Google ‘s CADIE has a recommended places to visit using Google Maps. Viewing “ CADIE ‘s commend places for humans ” [ 53 ] one will see each of her propose places listed, that, when clicked, displays a photograph and humorous comment. There is besides a “ CADIE ‘s recommend places for humans ” [ 54 ] link in Google Maps, which leads to the “ Panda Mapplet ” and includes several check locations with “ CADIE ‘s ” comment. Under Redmond WA a link is listed which will rick roll the spectator .
blogger [edit ]
CADIE ‘s personal blog/homepage [ 55 ]
Google Chrome with 3D [edit ]
Screenshot of Wikipedia.org on April 2, 2009 using Chrome “ three-d ”. Note the red/blue glasses toggle switch at the top of the browser A version of Google Chrome was offered rendering web pages in Anaglyph 3D, “ powered ” by CADIE. A 3D effect was actually possible with this browser, but it alone made the window appear to be sunken into the monitor .
- Introducing Google Chrome with 3D
Google Earth Powered by CADIE [edit ]
Google announced a raw Google Earth powered by CADIE, [ 57 ] which claimed to allow the drug user to see ocean terrain imagination from the universe ‘s most gain submarine, explore the deep ocean, soar with CADIE in real fourth dimension, opinion CADIE ‘s Recommended Summer Vacation, and new world chat with CADIE, among early options .
Google Code [edit ]
The Google Code Search home page [ 58 ] is featuring LOLCODE examples. CADIE is set to write code by itself [ 59 ] based on specify features ; however all that is returned is bad code or witty criticisms of the exploiter ‘s request and choice of programming language, recommending the use of INTERCAL. CADIE ‘s source code was purportedly upload to Google Code, [ 60 ] [ 61 ] but she changed her judgment and replaced it with a “ fun program ” [ 62 ] consisting of 31 lines of INTERCAL. When executed, this program prints out the message “ I do not feel like sharing. ”
Google Book Search [edit ]
CADIE recommends some books at Google Book Search home page. besides, when viewing a reserve, there is a Generate book report button. When clicked it says “ Gotcha ! It ‘s April Fools ‘ Day ! Sorry, but you ‘ll have to actually read the bible yourself. ”
Google Docs on Demand [edit ]
Google has announced fresh Google Docs features [ 63 ] enhanced by CADIE
Add subliminal messages and images to documents.
If a person makes a newly presentation and looks for the subliminal message and prototype buttons under the insert menu they will notice it is not there.
[ 64 ]
Google Mobile [edit ]
Google Mobile has a link to “ Brain Search ”. [ 65 ] The instructions are to “ Put call to forehead for brain indexing ” and “ Think your question ”. When the exploiter clicks “ Try now ”, a page loads with “ Brain index ” status. When indexing is complete, a push button comes up with “ search me ”. By clicking this release, the exploiter is directed to fake search results. There are several possible results :
- What’s the name of that woman by the window? She’s my boss’s boss, but, oh man, is it Suzanne? Susan? Blanche?
- Should I order the pizza? I don’t remember if it makes me gassy.
- Wow, cute guy. Should I go up to him?
- Why is everyone looking at me so strangely?
- When is Mom’s birthday? I should send her a card.
Google Knol [edit ]
Knol was updated indeed that all of the featured articles were about Artificial Intelligence, with a message from CADIE indicating that this “ improvement ” was for the dear of world .
HTTP Headers [edit ]
In keeping with the CADIE theme Google has altered the waiter HTTP heading to contain the list of versatile AI entities, including HAL 9000, WOPR, and GLaDOS. [ 71 ] early server HTTP headers found were IIS/Bob ( a reference book to Microsoft Bob ), IIS/Clippy ( a address to Clippy ), IIS/3.0, Netscape iPlanet, Chrome/3.0, Google Operating System ( BETA ), CERN/3.0 ( a reference to CERN HTTPd ), Apple ( a reference to Apple II ), IRIX, MCP, Apache/0.8.4, Conficker, and Skynet .
oil Tanker Data Center [edit ]
During the last minutes of Google ‘s Data Center Efficiency Summit, [ 72 ] Urs Hoelzle presented in a “ especial subject ” : Google had bought an vegetable oil oil tanker, the “ M/S Sergey ”, where Google ‘s data kernel containers were being submerged in oil tanks to enable highly high-efficiency cooling system. The display can be seen in on YouTube, and includes slightly customized Wikipedia images from the article Oil tanker, including a retouch photograph of commercial oil oil tanker AbQaiq and the oil tankers side view graphic. even though Google did apply for a US patent to build data centers on cargo ships [ 73 ] and anoint cool is an existing engineering, summit attendant James Hamilton believed this subject to be an April Fools ‘ jest. [ citation needed ] The ship ‘s name “ M/S Sergey ” is besides probably to be a pun on Google ‘s co-founder Sergey Brin .
2010 [edit ]
Google and Topeka, Kansas, Switch Places
In early March, the city of Topeka, Kansas, temporarily changed its name to Google in an attempt to capture a point in Google ‘s new broadband/fiber-optics project. then, on April 1 ( April Fools ‘ Day ), Google jokingly announced that it would be changing its list to Topeka, to “ honor that moving gesture ” and changed its home page to say Topeka in place of the Google logo. [ 74 ] [ 75 ]
Google Books available in Anachrome 3D [edit ]
Google books introduced a feature which allows any book to be read in 3D, assuming the spectator has allow glasses. It was enabled by clicking the “ View in 3D ” button in the menu bar above the reserve. This sport was removed after April 1, but on June 29, 2010, Google announced its restitution. [ 76 ] [ 77 ] Google besides released the latest form of 3D glasses, similar to the pairs one would use today when seeing a film .
shop anything on Google Docs [edit ]
Google announced [ 78 ] that Google Docs will have the capacity to upload anything, including physical objects like keys, outback controls, etc. The site [ 79 ] declared that one could use this to find items like keys using CTRL-F and mail objects around the globe by “ upload ” and “ download ” them, at the broken price of $ 0.10 per kilogram .
Search results generated in unlike units [edit ]
Google ‘s search results page displayed the time taken to load the results in different units from seconds. respective of these are popular culture references, as with 1.21 gigawatts, while others refer to slang :
YouTube ASCII television filter [edit ]
The logo of YouTube was overlaid with ASCII textbook repeating the character “ 1 ”. [ 80 ] The YouTube logo was a reference to some videos having a raw timbre put, namely “ TEXTp ”. According to a notice underneath the video, viewing the video recording with this choice setting enabled allowed YouTube to save one US dollar ( $ 1 ) per moment on bandwidth costs. The notice besides remarked on the reference of this fresh “ feature, ” wishing the subscriber a happy April Fools ‘ Day. however, in accord with the announcement, the video timbre on many videos was indeed able to be set to ‘TEXTp ‘ and video output was rendered through an ASCII filter. This feature was removed on April 2, 2010 .
Animal Translator BETA [edit ]
Google placed a link on the main foliate, advertising a new Google Animal Translator service to add to their Language Translator service. Clicking the associate would take the drug user to a page advertising an app for Android phones for the translator, with the tagline being “ Bridging the break between animals and humans ” .
- Google Translate for Animals
once the app is installed on an Android telephone, it provides some amuse translations depending on the animal selected .
Standard Voicemail Mode for Google voice [edit ]
Google placed a New ! Standard Voicemail Mode [ 82 ] associate in the Google Voice chief page .
Evil Bit [edit ]
Google added an “ malefic piece ” to their AJAX APIs, to aid in generating an appropriate response to nefarious deeds. If an sinner is “ detect ”, the code returns with, among other things, “ For Great Justice ”, a quotation from the video game Zero Wing. [ 83 ] Conversely, setting the evil bit to ‘false ‘ will return the Google Search results for ‘April Fools ‘ encoded in JSON. [ 84 ]
Wave Wave Notifications [edit ]
Google Wave can be set to have a human being waved at by the exploiter [ 85 ] to notify the user of a exchange to a Google Wave. The drug user can besides select the volume of the human notifier from a list of dumb, metier, brassy and resonate. They can besides select which human notifier they want, including Ashton Kutcher, Dr. Wave, Grandma, Werner Heisenberg, and Puppy. Clicking on any of the links on the new notifications page redirected the user to a Google assistant page, alerting them that it was an April Fools ‘ joke, but besides that electronic mail notifications are potential .
Google Annotations Gallery [edit ]
The Google Annotations Gallery ( “ GAG ” ) is an exciting new Java outdoors source library that provides a rich people set of annotations for developers to express themselves. [ 86 ]
Disemvoweling on Gmail [edit ]
The English-language base page of Gmail, including its logo, was disemvowelled. A military post on the Gmail blog was created to address the topic, claiming that they had encountered a waiter error which first made the data centers fail to render the vowel ‘a ‘ before failing to render the vowels, and were working on the trouble. They besides claimed to be investigating whether the letter ‘y ‘ was impacted. [ 87 ]
Chrome Sounds ( Google Chrome Extension ) [edit ]
Google created a new extension, Chrome Sounds, [ 88 ] after “ months deep in psychoacoustic models, the Whittaker-Nyquist-Kotelnikov-Shannon sampling theorem, Franssen effects, Shepard-Risset Tones, and 11.1 wall sound inquiry ”. [ 89 ] The extension provides audio for actions performed within the Google Chrome web browser. For a few interesting sounds, try going to unlike countries ‘ localized Google pages. The wax list of sounds that this extension makes can be found by going to the Chrome Tools menu, choosing Extensions, turning on developer mode, and viewing the source of the extension .
Google Analytics Goes Back to Hits [edit ]
Google decided that hits very is the only metric for tracking web locate usage. [ 90 ]
Life sized Picasa [edit ]
Google offered an choice which allows the user to print life-size cardboard cutouts of all of their photos. [ 91 ]
ReaderAdvantage broadcast [edit ]
Google announced [ 92 ] a reinforce program for Google Reader, known as ReaderAdvantage, in which they would assign points to users depending on the phone number of items read on Google Reader. The rewards were different badges .
Wingdings in AdSense [edit ]
Wingdings was announced as a fresh baptismal font option for AdSense users. [ 93 ]
2011 [edit ]
YouTube [edit ]
A button was added to the video recording player which, when clicked, would apply a video trickle to the video and replace the audio with a record of Rhapsody Rag, a piece typically played as background music to silent movies in 1911. If subtitles are enabled when watching the video, intertitles will be displayed containing the dialogue. The upload page besides featured an option to “ send a horse-drawn baby buggy to me to pick [ the video ] up ”. [ 94 ] In addition, a few videos were made parodying respective viral videos, such as the “ Flugelhorn Feline ” .
Gmail gesture [edit ]
A body gesture oriented way to send and view mail through Gmail. In the “ How it Works ” section it reads “ Gmail Motion uses your computer ‘s built-in webcam and Google ‘s patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be elementary and intuitive for people of all skill levels. ” An overview television presented by Gmail product coach Paul McDonald explains Gmail Motion ‘s “ lyric of movements that replaces type entirely ” while a mime artist performs the full-body Gmail actions. [ 95 ] [ 96 ] Upon clicking the “ Try Gmail Motion ” button, it explains to the user about the prank, and says “ Gmail Motion does n’t actually exist. At least not yet … ” The page besides offers a preview of the features of Google Docs Motion .
- Gmail Motion
- Google Docs Motion
Google Docs Motion [edit ]
Using Gmail Motion ‘s engineering, Google has promoted the BETA adaptation of Google Docs Motion which “ will introduce a new way to collaborate – using your torso ” in their Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, and Document List tools. [ 99 ]
Autocompleter Job [edit ]
A YouTube video recording [ 100 ] was posted by Google showing a “ Google Autocompleter ” employee explaining the job. besides, a job opening was featured for an “ Autocompleter. ” [ 101 ] Clicking on the “ Add to problem haul ” or “ View cart ” links to a Google search for “ google April Fools ‘ Day pranks ”. [ 102 ]
- Autocompleter Job
Chromercise [edit ]
Google Chrome launched a new web site called “ Chromercise ”, which aims to increase people ‘s hands ‘ potency and dexterity while browsing the web fast, and besides allowing their hands to fit “ into satiny, sexier gloves ”. On the web site, they besides gave aside free Google Chrome finger sweatbands for a limit time. [ 104 ]
Japan [edit ]
due to the large-scale devastation from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, in stead of a traditional April Fools ‘ fraud, Google Japan featured many never-before have drawings from its 2009 Google Doodle competition, themed “ What I Love About Japan ” drawn by japanese schoolchildren, saying “ We promised that lone the top pry winners would be featured on Google, but as this is the only day where lies are forgive, we have obtained the other children ‘s understand. ” As a little concession to the usual festivities, the Google Blog mentioned, “ This year ‘s April Fools ‘ joke has been postponed until future year. following class ‘s April Fools ‘ joke has been postponed until the class following that. ” [ 105 ]
Google teleport 穿越搜索 [ 106 ] is a service that allows user to time travel. The site is written in Simplified Chinese. It claims that it can take the drug user on a journey through time and space in first-person. [ 107 ]
search [edit ]
Searching for “ sans serif ”, [ 108 ] “ comic sans ”, [ 109 ] or “ amusing sans ms ” [ 110 ] temporarily changed the entire web page ‘s font to Comic Sans. [ 111 ]
comedian Sans for Everyone [edit ]
announcement that Comic Sans will become the default option font for all Google products. Google besides created a Google Chrome extension which changes the font to Comic Sans on all webpages. [ 112 ]
Google Cow [edit ]
The Google Body home page appeared as Google Cow, [ 113 ] where a overawe ‘s body can be examined in 3D. There was a toggle push button that switched to human models .
Google Maps [edit ]
Google Maps used to display a dragon in Germany ‘s biggest afforest, the ‘Pfälzer Wald ‘. [ 114 ] [ 115 ] besides a shark in the Netherlands ‘ lake called IJsselmeer, East of Amsterdam [ 116 ] was featured. When viewed in Earth Mode or Google Earth, these can be rendered in 3D. There is besides a narwhal [ 117 ] in the Thames in London, outside Millbank Tower. The Loch Ness monster besides makes an appearance in ‘Loch Ness ‘. [ 118 ] A elephantine red lobster sits atop the Zakim Bridge [ 119 ] in Boston, ampere well as a pink elephant at “ Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA ” .
Google Translate for Animals [edit ]
Google UK reportedly offered a version of Google Translate which could be used to talk with animals. [ 120 ]
Adwords [edit ]
AdWords announced a modern format, Google Blimp Ads, that would be flying over major cities starting in May. [ 121 ]
Google I/O [edit ]
The announced sessions for the Google I/O conference for software developers were changed to include talks featuring technologies from the recently 1990s. [ 122 ]
Contoso has gone Google [edit ]
On the Google Enterprise Blog, Google announced that Contoso ( a fictional company used by Microsoft in Microsoft ‘s product documentation materials ) has switched from Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps. The post included references to 2007 ‘s TiSP and 2011 ‘s Gmail Motion jokes. [ 123 ]
Meow Me nowadays Mobile [edit ]
On the Google Mobile Blog, Google announced a modern mobile-based search choice for Android and io devices which locates kittens near the drug user ‘s current location. [ 124 ]
blogger [edit ]
The blogging avail Blogger announced that it was being acquired by Google, even though it has been function of Google since 2003. [ 125 ]
2012 [edit ]
Google Maps 8-bit for NES [edit ]
Google partnered with Square Enix and announced a “ northeast version ” of their Google Maps servicing, to be released “ a soon as potential ”. The interpretation would be released in NES and Famicom versions ( the Famicom version would feature articulation stimulation by using the second accountant ‘s microphone ). In the interim, Google added a “ Quest ” [ 126 ] layer to the Maps web site, which features 8-bit tile-based graphics and sprites on landmarks, both made by Google and by Square Enix ( using the Dragon Quest bet on series ‘ graphics ). [ 127 ]
Improved japanese Input System [edit ]
Google ‘s proposed improved keyboard based on the know with japanese input system from 2010. [ 128 ]
The YouTube Collection [edit ]
YouTube added a small magnetic disk on the justly side of the YouTube logo, which when clicked leads to a page about a overhaul called “ The YouTube Collection ”. It claimed to be an at-home feel of YouTube and made everything from video to comments forcible, including a postal mail commenting service. At the bottom of the web site, it had a forge embark shape which after filled said “ Your ordering has been placed. due to intemperate demand, your anticipate delivery date is : june 16, 2045 ” and in modest grey text at the bottom said “ besides, April Fools ‘. ”
Google Street Roo [edit ]
Google announced they will deploy a ‘roo force out ‘ of more than 1,000 big bolshevik kangaroo who will capture up to 98 % of the australian bush within the future three years. [ 129 ]
Underwater Image Search [edit ]
An subaqueous double research experience developed by Google China. [ 130 ]
Google Weather Control [edit ]
Google added weather restraint to its upwind search. [ 131 ]
Chrome Multitask Mode [edit ]
Chrome Multitask Mode makes it possible to browse the web with two or more mice at the lapp meter. Clicking the “ Try Multitask Mode ” clitoris initially creates one imposter mouse that moves around the screen door, and over meter adds several more and at one point a elephantine cursor even appears. Clicking the “ Exit Multitask Mode ” release shows an April Fools ‘ message. [ 132 ]
Elegantizr [edit ]
Google introduced the Elegantizr [ 133 ] framework. To use it, one fair needs to insert the play along line of HTML :
Upon insertion, every text begins with APRIL FOOL and an emoticon, before moving on to the regular text .
Piano & Guitar Analytics Playback [edit ]
Google Analytics allows the drug user to playback their web site statistics on piano and guitar .
Google Racing [edit ]
Google announced a partnership with NASCAR to help create self-driving vehicles to compete in stock cable car rush. [ 134 ] The “ I ‘m Feeling Lucky ” button on Google ‘s web site was besides changed to “ I ‘m Steering Lucky. ” [ 135 ]
Gmail Tap [edit ]
Gmail Tap for Android and io doubles typing travel rapidly with a revolutionary new keyboard. [ 136 ] The system involves a keyboard with three keys : Morse code “ dash ” and “ dot ”, and a spacebar ( along with backspace key ). concisely before midnight, on March 31, 2012 added Gmail Tap [ 137 ] – Android and io Application utilizing Morse Code rather of onscreen keyboard. Selecting Download App for Your Phone [ 138 ] produces the message : “ Oops ! Gmail Tap is a bit excessively democratic justly now. We suggest you try downloading it again on April 2nd. ” Clicking the Retry [ 139 ] button will produce “ It ‘s still April 1st, 2012. You ‘ll have to wait till April 2nd to download Gmail Tap. ” After clicking the rehear button the page will say “ still trying to download Gmail Tap ? Check back adjacent April 1st to see if it is available … you never know. “. [ 140 ] On Gmail ‘s Facebook page, [ 141 ] they besides posted about a Morse keyboard. [ 142 ] Finally, at the Google I/O 2018, Google announced that they will be adding morse code input to its mobile keyboard. The company announced the new feature at Google I/O after showing a video of Tania Finlayson .
actually Advanced Search [edit ]
A associate on the bottom of search results pages titled Really Advanced Search [ 143 ] takes users to a search page where they can filter their search results by, among other things, subtext or insinuation, page baptismal font ( comedian Sans or Wingdings ), loanword origin, or future modification date. Clicking on the “ Advanced Search ” push button to actually run the search question redirects users to search results for “ April Fools ‘ ”. [ 144 ]
Click-to-Teleport Extensions [edit ]
Click-to-Teleport extensions [ 145 ] allow potential customers to instantaneously teleport to the occupation location directly from a search ad in a topic of seconds. This teleportation engineering shortens the “ online-to-store ” conversion funnel by providing searchers with an easy way to visit any business and commute. On average, advertisers using Click-to-Teleport extensions have seen their offline sales increase by 3600 %. [ 146 ]
GoRo [edit ]
Solving the increasingly thwart problem of accessing mobile internet on synchronous converter phones across the US, Google is announcing GoRo. [ 147 ] GoRo aims to fix the problem that 100 % of people using circular phones have trouble accessing a web site
Jargon-Bot for Google Apps [edit ]
Jargon-Bot [ 148 ] immediately recognizes business terms and provides real-time, in-product jargoon translation into plain English. [ 149 ]
Google television Click [edit ]
advanced outside manipulate application for earphone and tablet lets users interact with shows and movies as they are playing. [ 150 ]
Google Voice for Pets [edit ]
Google introduced particular Voice Communication Collars that fit around animal necks and use a series of sensors to record audio immediately from animal vocal cords. Using a WiFi network, audio messages are upload to Google Voice within seconds. alternately, a bantam micro-LED emitter built into the collar can project a keyboard onto the floor, so the animal pet can tap its front paw to send textbook messages. To understand animal language, Google took their voice mail transcription engine and combined it with millions of adorable pet videos from the Internet, training it to translate caterpillar meows or frank growls into English. [ 151 ]
$ 1 Google offer for Parking Karma [edit ]
Google Offer for inexhaustible good parking karma [ 152 ] $ 1 takes the stress and guess out of finding a adept descry by providing the following service :
- prime spots when you need them,
- repels parking tickets,
- includes 1 space buffer on each side,
- shopping cart protection plan,
- no parallel parking for first 6 months.
Canine Staffing team [edit ]
Google revealed that dogs at Google offices go through the lapp detail recruitment and hiring summons by Canine Staffing Team as homo Googlers do before being welcomed to the Googleplex. [ 153 ]
Analytics interplanetary Reports [edit ]
While presently users can lone get a overtone word picture of web site visitor location, Google Analytics is expanding beyond Earth by announcing new Analytis Interplanetary Reports to help users understand visitor activities from neighboring stars and planets. Users will besides be able to drill down on each planet to see greater detail, e.g. which colony or outstation visitors came from, like to the city drill down available for earth today. [ 154 ]
“ Did you mean : Beyonce ” and Kanye West in the Play Music Store [edit ]
Kanye West bugdroid appeared in the Play Music Store. While searching anything, “ Did you mean : Beyonce ” came up every time .
Google Edible fiber [edit ]
Google released a television [ 155 ] on YouTube claiming it invented an comestible roughage which could “ take feedback from the body, specify which nutrients are needed and target manner of speaking to the specific organs that need those nutrients ”. The video actually links to Google Fiber, a broadband internet service by Google .
2013 [edit ]
YouTube contest for the best video [edit ]
In YouTube ‘s sixth April Fools ‘ prank, YouTube joined forces with The Onion, a newspaper sarcasm party, by claiming that it will “ no long accept new entries ”. YouTube began the process of selecting a winner on April 1, 2013 and would delete everything else. YouTube would go second on-line in 2023 to post the win video and nothing else. [ 156 ] After that, on April 1, 2013, YouTube concisely repeated the “ YouTube Collection ” joke from April 1, 2012. They besides broadcast a live ceremony in which two “ submission coordinators ” endlessly read off the titles and descriptions of random videos ( the “ nominees ” ) for twelve straight hours, claiming they would do hold the same ceremony every day for the following two years. [ 157 ]
treasure Hunt on Google Maps [edit ]
Google Maps allows the user to start a care for hunt by selecting the “ gem ” view from the clear justly. Google Maps notes that the “ system may not be able to display at higher resolutions than newspaper print ” and that the drug user should “ take worry when unfolding the map to avoid ripping it. ” besides, the user is warned to ‘beaware [ sic ] of pirates ‘. In reference to the television read Portlandia, an effigy of a bird was placed on Portland, Oregon. While in this mood, Pegman is replaced with a telescope, thus giving the effect of looking through an old telescope when using Street View .
- Explore Treasure Mode with Google Maps
Improved Google Play Developer Console [edit ]
The addition of an “ Add new amazing application ” button. [ 159 ]
Google Japanese Input Patapata Version [edit ]
Google introduces a fresh japanese input system. [ 160 ] Users repeatedly tap a single button to bicycle through different letters. A abbreviated pause confirms the current letter and advances the cursor to begin entering the adjacent matchless. The list “ Patapata ” likely references a japanese give voice for Split-flap display, onomatopoeically dubbed “ Patapata-shiki ” for its distinctive flit sound when update. Another possibile explainaiton is then the television game Patapon, “ Pata ” is one of the sounds made with a drum .
Gmail Blue [edit ]
Gmail is now the semblance blue. [ 161 ] Coincidentally, Google would finally go on to release Inbox by Gmail which features a similar interface to Gmail, only gloomy .
Google SCHMICK ( Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit ) [edit ]
Google SCHMICK allows the exploiter to redesign his or her street view house so that the drug user can “ fly the australian flag ” outside the drug user ‘s house [ 162 ]
Google Fiber Poles [edit ]
Google Fiber to the Pole provides omnipresent gigabit connectivity to fiberhoods across Kansas City. This latest invention in Google Fiber engineering enables users to entree Google Fiber ‘s extremist fast gigabit speeds even when they are out and about. [ 163 ]
Google Wallet Mobile ATM [edit ]
Google announced the free of the Google Wallet Mobile ATM. The mobile ATM device well attaches to most smartphones and dispenses money instantaneously and effortlessly – everlastingly ending the drug user ‘s search for the nearest bank or ATM. The Google Wallet Mobile ATM engineering allows the drug user to enter the measure of money they want to withdraw immediately to a call or use voice-activated dispenser. Unlike traditional ATM ‘s, the Google Wallet Mobile ATM even dispenses rare two and fifty dollar bills, adenine well as more hardheaded one dollar bills. [ 164 ]
Levity Algorithm in Google Apps [edit ]
Google introduces the Levity Algorithm in Google Apps to help users spice up even the most boring of work days. [ 165 ]
Google updated the Export and Send-To features for Google Analytics to give users evening more options and support some of our favorite bequest engineering : 3.5 ” floppy, CD-ROM, papyrus, sticky note, carrier pigeon, fax, telegram, telegraph. [ 166 ]
Self-Writing Code Program [edit ]
Google developed self-writing code course of study. now that Google engineers are not spending their time at the desk program, they have plenty of time to collaborate with teammates, attend talks and events on campus, go for a exercise at the gymnasium or try out a new cafe. Google always encourages employees to have a fully life outside of the office and nowadays Google employees have fantastic work-life symmetry. [ 167 ]
Google Search Cold Trends [edit ]
The least research topics on Google, “ cold searches ” is the way to discover newly alone things that cipher else is into. [ 168 ]
2014 [edit ]
Software Dogengineer [edit ]
Google created an submission in their careers page looking for a dogengineer .
Google Maps Pokémon Challenge [edit ]
google joined forces with The Pokémon Company, Game Freak, and Nintendo to develop a new Google Maps app for the io and Android, which allowed users to capture Pokémon while exploring the real populace using Google Maps. [ 169 ] The concept of the app would late be refined and released as Pokémon Go in 2016 .
Gmail Selfie [edit ]
Based on the popularity of adding pictures of oneself as a Gmail customs root, Google launches a feature to parcel that custom composition ( of one ‘s self ) with their friends. [ 170 ]
Nest + Virgin [edit ]
After acquiring Nest Labs in early 2014, Google teamed up with Virgin Airlines about the latest in-flight sport. Passengers on the Virgin Airlines aircraft have the ability to change their personal temperature on the plane using their latest sum temperature Control. [ 171 ]
Google japanese Input : magic trick Hand Version [edit ]
There are many problems with inputting japanese on a mobile device using one ‘s finger – indeed Google has introduced the *Magic Hand* to solve them. [ 172 ]
Emojify the Web [edit ]
Google Translate accompaniment for Emoji is built immediately into Chrome for Android and io. One can immediately read all their darling Web content “ using effective and affectional illustrations, rather of awkward text. ” Google ‘s translation algorithm interprets not just the definition of the words on a web page, but besides their context, timbre, and sometimes even facial expression in order to convert them into symbols. “ not only does this pictorial and theatrical terminology allow us to communicate complex emotions, it ‘s besides far more compress. One Emoji symbol can well replace dozens of characters, improving efficiency and comprehension on the proceed. It turns out the best way to communicate in the future is to look to the past : the ancient Egyptians were in truth onto something with their hieroglyph. ” [ 173 ]
Auto-Awesome Photobombs with David Hasselhoff [edit ]
Google announced on the Official Google Blog that they would randomly insert David Hasselhoff into Google+ photograph via the Auto-Awesome sport. [ 174 ]
‘WazeDates ‘ uses the lapp crowdsourcing technology designed to help drivers around the world outmaneuver traffic, while creating a new quad for people to meet and fall in sexual love .
Upcoming Viral Video Trends [edit ]
YouTube announced that they write, shoot, and upload all of the world ‘s most popular viral videos, and that this class they ‘re accepting viral television ideas from YouTube users. [ 176 ]
AutoAwesome for Resumes [edit ]
Google announced that it ‘s rolling out special effects for Resumes on Google Drive. [ 177 ]
Qwerty Cats Chrome Extension [edit ]
The Chromium team releases a QWERTY virtual keyboard for cats on the Chrome Web Store. [ 178 ]
coffee to the home [edit ]
Google Fiber launches Coffee to the Home ( CTTH ) program for Kansas City residents ; delivering custom-built coffee drinks straight to users at fiber speeds—through the same fiber mariner that delivers 100 times faster Internet. [ 179 ]
AdBirds [edit ]
Google AdWords team immediately released AdBirds, a new manner to show ads. The exploiter has six birds ( Sparrow, Duck, Owl, Pigeon, Eagle and Penguin ) to choose from, and he/she adds in a little bit of text before setting the shuttlecock free into the global, for everyone to see their ad. [ 180 ]
Google Apps for Business Dogs [edit ]
Google announced that they ‘re launching a cortege of features to make Google Apps more utilitarian for Dogs in the workplace. Features include Dmail with translation, Hangouts with Bark Enhancement, and paw recognition technology. [ 181 ]
Google Analytics Academy : Data-less Decision Making [edit ]
Google announced a world wide web course on how to “ make uninformed clientele decisions on a notion by following catgut instincts and applying childlike guess techniques. ” [ 182 ]
Helpouts by Google : Helpouts from a plagiarist [edit ]
Scowlin ‘ Guideon Scabb the Beardless helps one hone their pirate vocabulary 1 on 1 over live video. [ 183 ]
AdSenses on planets and lunar month [edit ]
now interplanetary IP addresses are interpreted. “ With our holocene discovery of the interplanetary IP address repository, you ‘ll have access to tied more reports that can help you improve exploiter engagement on your site. For exemplar, if you notice a bunch of traffic coming from Mars, try adding more pages in martian to engage with those audiences. ” [ 184 ] [ 185 ]
Google Play Signature Edition [edit ]
key signature Apps lets developers ship their influence directly to customers on a thumbdrive inside a special package ready for unboxing, preferably “ using natural sources of locomotion such as bicycle and walk ” to reduce the environmental impingement. The dev console includes settings for shipping apps, an explanation of the value add, and a reminder to sign apps on a objet d’art of paper or electronically to give them more authenticity. unfortunately, hitting the Save button does n’t work. [ 186 ]
Chromecast for squirrels [edit ]
Google says it is working with “ developers of ‘paw-friendly ‘ apps to build Chromecast support into more of the apps and websites both humans and squirrels love. ” [ 187 ] [ 188 ]
2015 [edit ]
Google added a “ Pac-Man view ” to Google Maps, allowing users to play Pac-Man along real earth streets. The bell and cardinal were replaced by the map marker and the Street View “ pegman ” respectively. Created by John Tantalo, a software engineer at Google, and his wife Mary Radcliffe, an adjunct professor of mathematics at the University of Washington, Pac-Maps remained available for about ten days. [ 189 ]
Ingress Pacman [edit ]
Niantic Labs, a inauguration internal to Google, added Pacman to the Ingress scanner. [ 190 ]
Google added a “ Share a reaction ” button to the Chrome mobile app menu, which lets the exploiter take a half- selfie, half- screenshot picture of the current-viewing site and then plowshare it, offering to use the Hashtag # ChromeSelfie. [ 191 ]
Smartbox by Inbox by Gmail by Google [edit ]
Google announced a Smart Mailbox for a user ‘s forcible mail, with auto-sorting folders, push notifications, temperature control, spam protection and more. [ 192 ]
elgooG [edit ]
Google launched com.google, a version of Google Search in which the site is reflected horizontally. [ 193 ] The locate was removed the day after and now redirects to the main site .
Google Fiber Dial Up Mode [edit ]
Google Fiber launched dial up mode which slows a user ‘s life depressed, “ to pause and take care of the little things ”. [ 194 ]
Darude – Sandstorm [edit ]
On many song-related searches on YouTube and Twitter, it suggests Sandstorm by Darude. It besides adds its push button to any television that plays its sequence. [ 195 ]
Google Panda [edit ]
intersection coach for Google Search launched Google Panda, a giant panda plush toy aimed to ‘change the face ‘ of Google Search. State of the art emotional and colloquial intelligence allows the giant panda to respond to their human and answer any doubt equitable as a exploiter would on Google Search or Google now using the voice search feature. [ 196 ]
equator Slipping : Australia to become Northern Hemisphere [edit ]
Google Maps engineers from the Google Sydney office ‘discovered ‘ that the Earth ‘s equator was slipping south at a rate of 25 km per year. This was backed by testify from Veritasium ‘s Derek Muller, measuring the movements of the Milankovitch cycles, which predicted “ the northernmost point of Australia, Cape York could enter the Northern Hemisphere angstrom soon as 2055. ” [ 197 ]
Google Actual Cloud Platform [edit ]
The Google Actual Cloud Platform is the world ‘s first public cloud running on servers in the troposphere. [ 198 ]
Google Keyboardless Keyboard [edit ]
Google Japan announced a keyboard shaped like a party horn that a exploiter blows in arrange to type. [ 199 ]
Quantum Code Testing [edit ]
The Google testing blog announced that it has radically simplified software testing by being able to model every possible country of a software application by employing quantum superposition techniques. [ 200 ]
2016 [edit ]
Gmail Mic Drop [edit ]
A new feature was added to Gmail called “ Mic Drop ”, which archived the electronic mail message ampere soon as it was sent and inserted a GIF of a minion from the Despicable Me film serial. [ 201 ] however, the feature immediately caused recoil. many people complained about by chance sending the GIF to people at businesses, which resulted in some people being dropped from speculate consideration or even being fired. Google removed the have not long after, citing those reasons and a bug that caused the GIF to be sent after hitting the regular mail push button. [ 202 ] [ 203 ]
Google Cloud Style Detection API [edit ]
Google Cloud announced a new Machine Learning API called Style Detection, which allowed automatic designation and classification of the fashion metadata in a given visualize. The YouTube television featured respective members of the Google Cloud team and was shot in the Spear St. San Francisco office. obviously, there are still details to iron out. [ 204 ] [ 205 ]
Searchable Socks [edit ]
Google Australia announced a new product called Searchable Socks, a pair of socks which if lost could be found using the Google app. When the drug user taps the beacon on the Google app, the windsock would then play the Trololo song. [ 206 ]
Google Maps Disco [edit ]
Google Maps features a video recording with the Pegman from Street View disco dancing. [ 207 ]
Parachutes by Google Express [edit ]
As stated in the description of the YouTube video recording Google uploaded promoting this service : “ Google Express offers fast manner of speaking of things you need from stores you love. With our newfangled delivery technology, packages will arrive even faster and land anywhere you want them – whether at the beach, in the woods, or even on a run. ” [ 208 ]
Google Cardboard Plastic [edit ]
A guileless fictile Cardboard. [ 209 ]
YouTube SnoopaVision [edit ]
YouTube launched the SnoopaVision feature, which allows users to watch videos in 360 degrees. The feature gets its mention from Snoop Dogg, who was hired by Google to sponsor the project by appearing on announcements, but ended up being a “ on-key drawing card ” of it. [ 210 ]
Google Self-Driving Bike [edit ]
Google Netherlands announced Google Self-Driving motorcycle inspired by their self-driving cars. Deputy mayor Kajsa Ollongren of Amsterdam besides made an appearance in the video recording. [ 211 ]
physical Flick Japanese Input [edit ]
Google Japan announced that it had been working hard to bring the flick actions of its virtual japanese input to the real global. [ 212 ]
Inbox by Gmail Emoji Smart Reply [edit ]
The Gmail team announced it had added “ special air service ” to Inbox by Gmail ‘s smart answer feature, now including emoji in its one-click responses. [ 213 ]
interplanetary app publish [edit ]
In the app print process the “ Pricing & Distribution ” section contained a blue corner entitled “ DISTRIBUTE TO THESE PLANETS ” containing a list of planets from Mercury through to Pluto. Pluto had been crossed out and a note appended which read “ no longer supported. ” A “ Learn more ” caption was provided which linked to a web log post by Lily Sheringham. [ 214 ]
Google X New Chief Compression Officer [edit ]
Google X announced that they hired Richard Hendricks ( from HBO ‘s television receiver testify, Silicon Valley ) as their headman Compression Officer, in order to solve compression challenges they were facing. [ 215 ]
Google Play RealBooks [edit ]
Google announced RealBooks, a new imprint of ebook for those who miss having physical copies of books. These books were basically a smartphone with every sport removed except the ability to read a single ebook. The video was removed at a late date for strange reasons .
2017 [edit ]
Google has partially revived new Pac-Maps to allow users to play the popular video recording game Ms. Pac-Man along the streets of the world. Although, this time, rather of turning the player ‘s current location into the game flat, the player is taken to a random spot in the world. The mobile app for Maps besides displays a button to play Ms. Pac-Maps. [ 216 ]
Google Wind [edit ]
Google Netherlands says that “ Holland is one of the greatest countries to live in, but the biggest downside is that it rains 145 days a year “. They besides stated that “ it uses Machine Learning to recognize mottle patterns and orchestrate the net of windmills when rain is approaching. Test results look very promise. ” On April 1, they would be able to ensure clear skies for everyone in Holland. This is an exercise of an attempt to control the weather locally. [ 217 ]
Google Japanese Input Puchi Puchi Version [edit ]
A translation of Google Japanese Input using bubble wrap. [ 218 ] besides, on the web site they gave at the end of the video, there was a bubble wrap at the end of the foliate. [ 219 ]
haptic Helpers [edit ]
Google claims that “ it takes the virtual reality universe to the following level ” by implementing the missing three senses of older VR engineering : taste, touch, and smell. When one tries to sign up however, the sign-up release become the words, ” APRIL FOOLS ! ” [ 220 ]
Google Cloud Platform Expands to Mars [edit ]
Google announced the creation of a datacenter on Mars, nicknamed “ Ziggy Stardust, ” which would open in 2018 starting with a modern Mars placement in Google Cloud Storage. Part of Google ‘s announcement included the ability to walk-through their newly datacenter in Google Street View. [ 221 ]
Mobile Accessories for Chromebook [edit ]
Google announced a wide range of accessories for the Chromebook that are only available for mobile phones, such as the “ Chromebook Groupie Stick, ” “ Chromebook Cardboard, ” and “ Chromebook Workout Armband. ” [ 222 ]
Google Translate for Heptapod B [edit ]
Google announced Heptapod B ( the fabricated terminology of “ Story of Your Life “ and the gesture photograph based on it ) as the 32nd language to be supported in Word Lens. [ 223 ]
Google Gnome [edit ]
Google announced a raw Google Assistant merchandise designed for the cubic yard called “ Google Gnome ”. [ 224 ] It has some of Google Home ‘s features, [ 225 ] except that it is intended be used outdoors. [ 226 ] According to Google, it can report about the environment and the outdoors. It only responds to voice [ 227 ] and is hand-free. It can besides mow the lawn, acting as a lawnmower. [ 228 ]
Google immediately for Dogs & Cats [edit ]
Google announced a fresh force 3D contact action on the Google app for io that would open a particular experience for cats or dogs. [ 229 ]
Google Play for Pets [edit ]
Google announced a modern Google Play class for Pets with games, apps and education tools to keep a pet stimulated. [ 230 ]
2018 [edit ]
Google Cloud Hummus API [edit ]
Google Israel launched a “ hummus API ” to organize data, flush hummus. It attempts to store their favorite character of hummus as information. [ 231 ] [ 232 ]
Gboard Physical Handwriting Board [edit ]
Google Japan, from the Google Japanese Input team, proposed a physical handwritten adaptation of Gboard. The device was developed “ to realize intuitive quality input ”. It was besides said in the video recording to stretch the sport to beyond keyboards, such as an abacus and even corn. [ 233 ] [ 234 ]
Where’s Waldo on Google Maps [edit ]
Five classical Where’s Waldo scenes were hidden over Google Maps. Finding Waldo in each scene rewarded the actor with a trace as to finding the next one. Completing all the levels unlocked a mysterious sixth scene on the Moon, which could be accessed by zooming out in Satellite see. [ 235 ]
Bad Joke Detector [edit ]
Google is doing more than to delete unnecessary files to free up repositing by deleting bad jokes from the drug user ‘s device. [ 236 ]
Googz [edit ]
Google Australia made a redesign of Google for australian citizens called “ Googz ”. [ 237 ] Google asked Aussie interior designer Jazza to make a convert video about the modern adaptation of the word Googz. They conducted “ surveys ” which showed some false results on how “ 80 % ” of Australians normally refer to Google as Googz. [ 238 ]
Recrawl now [edit ]
Google Search Console made a web site recrawl feature that alternatively rickrolls the drug user. [ 239 ]
2019 [edit ]
Sssnakes on a map [edit ]
Google Maps had a feature to play Snake in respective cities. During the workweek of April Fools ‘ Day, this was accessible in the app. many cities were available, such as Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney, and Tokyo, and tied the earth. There was besides a standalone site at hypertext transfer protocol : //snake.googlemaps.com. [ 240 ]
Google Tulip [edit ]
Google Tulip logo Google Nederland released a video recording on YouTube about a raw app allowing communication with a tulip .
Google Calendar [edit ]
Google Calendar invites a exploiter to clear their schedule, one meet at a time, with laser-sharp preciseness. Click the Gear icon, then select Play a game ( alternatively, deep connect is : hypertext transfer protocol : //calendar.google.com/ ? playagame )
Gboard Spoon Bending [edit ]
Google Japan followed up 2018 ‘s forcible handwriting board with 2019 ‘s Spoon Bending version, a special, smart spoon that allows users to type japanese characters in Gboard by bending it. This invention allows the exploiter to type about effortlessly anytime, anywhere, allowing the user greater tractability in their write. allegedly they are besides developing other bend technologies, such as an “ outdoor translation ” consisting of a fish perch and a “ hands off ” translation where the spoon will be bend telepathically. [ 241 ]
Google Assistant [edit ]
If the drug user writes “ April Fools ” to Google assistant, it will now offer a random April Fools ‘ buffoonery in history .
Google Colab [edit ]
“ Power Mode – rack up combos and see sparks fly ”. It introduced a new mode that, when activated, causes sparks to fly out from the cursor when type, and shows an animated “ jazz band counter ”. [ 242 ]
Gmail [edit ]
To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the electronic mail customer ’ s dismissal, the Gmail logo featured balloons and a party hat on April 1st .
YouTube [edit ]
After a two year foramen YouTube returned to making April Fools ‘ pranks. This year they had an ad on the circus tent of the home page for an Aquaman 2 movie, but rather of the playable television being a trailer for it the television was for the Shazam ! trailer rather .
screen Cleaner [edit ]
Google released a television about Screen Cleaner. obviously if “ Activate ” is pressed, scandal and stains magically fagot aside. then the telephone vibrates, creating a non-stick shield. “ With a newly pineapple perfume. ”
2020–21 : cancellation [edit ]
Google canceled its 2020 April Fools ‘ jokes for the first base time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, urging employees to contribute to relief efforts alternatively. [ 243 ] however, April 1st was celebrated with the anniversary of Jean Macnamara ‘s birthday. Google again canceled its April Fools ‘ jokes in 2021 due to the pandemic. [ 244 ]
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real April Fools ‘ Day product launches [edit ]
Google has chosen April Fools ‘ Day and the day before it to announce some of their actual products, as a form of viral market .
- Shortly before midnight on March 31, 2004, Google announced the launch of Gmail. However, it was widely believed to be a hoax, since free web-based e-mail with one gigabyte of storage was unheard of at the time.
- In 2005, Google increased Gmail storage to two gigabytes and released Google Ride Finder.
- On March 31, 2010, YouTube implemented its new video page design, which had been revealed two months earlier.
- On April 1, 2010, Google Street View received a new feature to toggle anaglyph 3D images. It was available by clicking on the icon depicting “pegman” wearing a pair of red/cyan glasses. The icon was present until April 8, when it was removed. The 3D view is now available by right-clicking on the image and selecting the 3D mode option or by pressing “T” or “3” on the keyboard. The images are genuine anaglyph images, with the red/cyan offset being greater for closer objects.
- On April 1, 2013, Google announced Google+ Emotion. Google+ can now ‘plumb the emotional depths of everyone in the photo, then summarize their feelings with a beautifully crafted, emotion icon'
- On April 1, 2014, Google announced Shelfies (Shareable Selfies), which allows one to add pictures of oneself as a Gmail custom theme and share that custom theme (of one’s self) with their friends. The first version of Brotli compression format specification was published.
- On April 1, 2016, Google introduced a new feature for Google Photos, allowing users to search their photos using emojis.
- On April 1, 2021, YouTube made The Truman Show free to watch. This was seen as an ironic commentary on how people document all aspects of their lives over social media.