An email from Business Insider shows that the time-honored tradition of starting a joke on Google April Fool's Day has won. This isn't the case this year Case.
The email states that it would be tasteless to have the usual funny and sometimes outrageous prank event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Google has canceled its main coup for 2020, but since the company is so big, the email is encouraging departments to cancel their own smaller Google April Fools events that they may have planned.
"This year, We will take the year from [April Fools’ Day] free out of respect for everyone who is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic," the email allegedly said. "Our highest goal right now is to help people, so let's save the jokes for next April, which will undoubtedly be a lot brighter than this." We have already stopped all centralized April Fool's efforts, but note that there may be smaller projects in teams that we don't know about. Please explain these efforts and ensure that your teams stop at planned or internal jokes. “
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The email acknowledges that events on Google April Fool's Day are a" tradition and a time to Celebrations are what makes [Google] an unconventional company ". However, it just won't happen this year.
This is the first year since 2004 that Google has had no pranks in connection with the April Fool's joke.
From 1998 to 2004, Google occasionally made fools of April, but in 2004 it began to become an annual tradition. Unfortunately, this 16-year series will end in 2020.
It is not known what the Google April Fool's Prank 2020 prank would have been. Last year, one of the various pranks was an ad on YouTube for Aquaman 2, a film that doesn't yet exist. The video attached to the ad showed footage from the DC superhero film Shazam! instead.