Google April Fools Day 2013 Roundup

Google April Fools 2013

Each year, Google creates a number of April Fools Day pranks which toy with the public. In previous years, the company has tweaked certain services such as Gmail, YouTube and even the Google homepage.

With any luck, this year shouldn’t be any different. So while I will be posting articles about as many 2013 pranks as possible, I will also be linking to them on this post. I will update this as soon as news comes through of a new prank, so it will always be current.

So Far..

YouTube has been an 8-year competition, shutting down on April 1st 2013

Google Nose, Smelling is Believing

Gmail Blue

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While we wait for more Google goodness, why not enjoy their pranks of 2012?

Google Maps for NES

Google Goro

Google Click-to-Teleport

Google Fiber Bar

YouTube DVD Collection

Chrome Multitask

Gmail Tap

Get Ready To ‘Babble’ With A New Messaging Service by Google

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Google has many messaging services, all of which work very well. Google Voice, Google Talk and Google Hangouts all work to serve their purpose, but they don’t work very well with each other. According to reports, Google is going to try and remedy that by releasing a new unified messaging app to combine all of their services, under the delightfully named ‘Babble’.

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Now You Can Find GIFS With Google Image Search

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If there is one thing the internet loves, it’s a GIF. Google, being one of the internet’s largest companies, has recognised this, and implemented a new search option in Google Images, to help find the moving pictures.

Starting (apparently) today, users can find an ‘animated’ selection in the type filter of Google Images. I say apparently, because I am yet to receive the feature in my location. I’m sure it will arrive soon enough.

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