Google and April fool’s day pranks (2013)

As every year, Google is playing several April fool’s day pranks on its users today. From YouTube’s shutdown, to Google Nose launch, there are bunch of surprises for you, but make sure you don’t fall for them.

Here is quick guide of which of the Google’s pranks you can expect today while surfing the web.

Google Nose:  An April Fool’s day prank from Google search team

Yes, Google’s new made-up feature Google Nose lets you search by using smell or scent. You can even experience over 15 million scents via Google Nose.

Google describes Nose as its “flagship olfactory knowledge feature enabling users to search for smells.” To learn more, watch the video, below.

Youtube Shutdown: An April Fool’s day prank from Youtube team

No, don’t worry; Google is not shutting down Youtube like it is going to do with Google Reader. But, it surely wants to believe this today.

The search giant teamed up with The Onion to create the following video explaining how the site was set up as part of a contest to find the best home video on the Internet and it is now ready to find that video and so, closing the video-sharing today. More in this video below:

Treasure Maps: An April fool’s day prank from Google Maps team

Doesn’t every one  of us wants to find some hidden treasure  and this made-up feature from Google Maps team, now lets you locate hidden treasures across the globe.

Apparently, Google found this map belonging to an infamous pirate William “Captain” Kidd in the Indian Ocean while the Maps team was expanding their underwater Street View collection.  More in this video below:

Google+ Photo Emotions: An April fool’s day prank from Google+ team

Google+’s new made-up feature allows you to add stylised emotions to your photographs.

“Many months of research on how people communicate on the Internet have convinced us that when it comes to expressing yourself, nothing beats the richness and elegance of a few properly placed colons, parentheses, letters and hyphens,” noted Google+ team in its prank post.Google+ April Fool

Gmail Blue: An April fool’s day prank from Gmail team

Well, every one of the Google product team is putting together something to mess with us today, how can Gmail be left behind. So, they have made everything blue in Gmail. More in this video:

Google Fiber poles: An April fool’s day prank from Google Fiber team

Want gigabit speeds, well it is coming to an electricity pole near you (or not). Google Fiber engineers have decided to roll out Fiber to utility poles, so you can get Gigabit speeds wherever you can get electricity. More in this video:

We are still waiting for the Android team to do something, they seem awfully quite today, may be Sundar Pichai has something really big on his mind.

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