2020 will run without Google's April Fools' Day tradition
Corona virus has caused severe impacts on every sectors of the world. The damage has done to the business world is also unmeasurable, as big companies are also suffering with huge loses.
Google, one of the top most tech giant in the world announces that due to spread of corona virus all over the world it has to cancel the launching of Google April Fools’ Day joke. This is Known as a time-honored tradition of Google. The company has firstly begun to do April Fools pranks annually from 1998 to 2004. However, from 2004 to now it became an annual tradition. Unfortunately, 2020 became the first year which will not celebrate the tradition.
“This year, we’re going to take the year off from [April Fools’ Day] out of respect for all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Our highest goal right now is to be helpful to people, so let’s save the jokes for next April, which will undoubtedly be a whole lot brighter than this one. We’ve already stopped any centralized April Fools efforts but realize there may be smaller projects within teams that we don’t know about. Please suss out those efforts and make sure your teams pause on any jokes they may have planned — internally or externally.” Said through their email.
Further email states that April Fools’ Day as” tradition and a time to celebrate what makes [Google] an unconventional company.” Google makes apologies from its users due to this sudden breakup of the occasional tradition.
Last year, one of the various pranks was an ad on YouTube for Aquaman 2, a film that doesn’t exist yet. The video attached to the ad showed footage from the DC superhero film Shazam! instead.