- Internal memos obtained by Business insider It is recommended that there is no Google April Fool’s Day event this year. Google later confirmed this.
- This is the second year in a row that Google has skipped its long tradition.
- Google said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was the reason for this decision.
Every year, Google is full of fun in April Fools’ Day activities. One of the best emails is Gmail Paper, which allows users to send emails through the standard post of “94% organic soy sputum after consumption”, and sputum is the mucus coughed when making a sputum bomb.
However, last year Google cancelled this annual event. Now, according to a leaked memo, Business insider, This year there will be no more Google April Fools’ Day pranks. This is the second year in a row, and this is the second time Google has not participated in this tradition since 2004.
related: The following is Google’s April Fool’s Day event: From Google Tulip to Gboard’s Spoon Bending
Like last year, the reason behind this change is the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the virus, most parts of the world are still in trouble, and Google believes that now is not the right time to make a joke.
There will be no Google April Fools Day gag in 2021
The source of this information is a leaked internal memo obtained by: Business insider. Google later confirmed the authenticity of the memo. In a letter to Google employees, Google Vice President Marvin Chow said:
In the past year, I have been very encouraged by the help provided by our products, programs and people during the most difficult period of mankind. We did this in a keen and empathetic way, reflecting the range of challenging experiences experienced by many people across the globe. You will remember that last year, out of respect for all those fighting COVID-19, we decided to suspend Google’s tradition to celebrate April Fool’s Day. With many regions in the world still facing severe challenges, we think we should make another joke on April Fool’s Day this year. Like last year, we should continue to find appropriate ways to bring joy to our users throughout the year.
Like last year, Google employees can still “celebrate” April Fools’ Day with fools and/or fabricated things. In the memo, Chow mentioned things like Easter eggs (software types, not real types) and Google Doodles, which can have a nice day.