Remember last year when Yelp tuned their app to appear like your screen was broken? It gave its users quite a scare! Over the years, this tradition of playing pranks on April Fools' Day has been picked up by brands as a form of a marketing tactic - they fool followers on social media for a good laugh.
We seemed to have come a long way since. Now the prank isn't just confined to a single day, various brands have decided to run full-fledged social media campaigns on the days leading up to 1st April. From KitKat flavoured tea to a BMW car powered by the moon, here are our best picks of 2019!
— Tinder (@Tinder) March 29, 2019
Tinder actually added a feature on their app, where you can verify your height because apparently, tall men get tr(action) on Tinder. However, when you click on the feature, it tells you that you got punked!
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The days of thieving roommates drinking your Jameson without your permission are soon over! Jameson Catchmates harnesses Anti-Theft Glittershot Technology to turn sticky fingers into sparkly ones. Simply place Jameson Catchmates wherever you keep your whiskey, and roommates who've been taking liberties will soon find themselves taking hours and hours to scrub off several ounces of glorious green glitter. #jamesoncatchmates
No more stolen sips of whiskey! Jamerson pranked their followers by introducing a bottle which will spill green glitter on those who try to drink your bottle of whiskey.
Yes, you saw that right! Jagermeister tricked us into believing that they launched their own bong. Sadly, it's not true.
What's better than taking a break? Taking a chai break! KitKat's post on releasing their own brand of tea was confusing because do I actually need chocolate-flavoured tea? Apparently, KitKat doesn't think it's a great idea either!
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— Ola (@Olacabs) March 29, 2019
Do you, like me, have a constant need to pee at very inconvenient time? Like when you are in a car or during a movie? Introducing Ola restrooms! A dream that...actually isn't a reality. However, the prank does prompt users to donate for healthier sanitation facilities in India. All's well that ends well.
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Imagine a horn that is Canadian (read polite) even during a traffic jam! Well, Honda Canada decided to prank its users by creating a horn that is as 'Canadian' as it gets.
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BMW ran a campaign designed especially for April Fools' Day that spoke about how BMW customers can opt for 'lunar paint' which will harness the power of the moon. While absolutely gorgeous, it isn't happening.
Your favourite smartphone brand making their own car? Sounds delightful! This Chinese brand tapped on all the right nerves with this prank post.
Imagine a quick, luxurious and aesthetic way to travel! Emirates, why couldn't you let our dreams come true? This airline brand actually had a photo shoot for this prank...how extravagant!
Who did you prank this April Fool's Day?
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