The Funniest Facebook April Fools’ Jokes

From brands to individuals, everyone gets in on the April Fools’ Day fun on Facebook. Here are some of the best jokes we’ve seen so far.

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Facebook has pulled some hilarious April Fools’ Day pranks over the years. From announcing a new “dislike” button to introducing a “time traveller” feature, the social media giant has always had a sense of humor when it comes to April Fools’ Day. Here are some of Facebook’s funniest April Fools’ Day jokes.

Facebook’s “prank”

April Fools’ Day is the perfect time for brands and businesses to have a little fun with their followers on social media. Facebook has been known to get in on the fun, and this year was no exception.

The social media giant pulled a fast one on its users with a “new feature” called “Sleep Mode.” According to Facebook, the feature would allow users to take a break from the site by putting their account into a “sleep” mode. This would prevent notifications from coming through and would even stop friends from seeing when you were online.

Needless to say, people were not happy about this “prank.” Many took to Twitter to voice their frustration, with some even calling for a mass exodus from Facebook.

It’s safe to say that this was not one of Facebook’s best April Fools’ Day jokes.

Google

If you were on Facebook on April 1st, then you may have seen some of the funny April Fools’ jokes that companies like Google pull every year. This year, Google’s prank was an animated GIF that showed a Minion from the Despicable Me movies using Google Maps to find a banana. The banana was then placed on the head of the Empire State Building.

Google Japan’s “mic drop”

Google Japan’s “mic drop” prank was one of the funniest Facebook April Fools’ jokes. The joke was a button that, when clicked, would add a gif of a minion dropping a mic to your comment. The catch was that the mic drop would also end the conversation, so you couldn’t respond to anyone after using it.

Twitter

Every year on April 1st, people take to the internet to play practical jokes on their friends and loved ones. This year was no different, with people posting some hilarious jokes on Facebook. Here are some of the funniest ones we saw.

Twitter’s “time travel”

Twitter’s “time travel” prank was one of the funniest Facebook April Fools’ Jokes. Users who tried to tweet about the future found themselves transported back to the present.

LinkedIn

Facebook has had some great April Fools’ jokes over the years. This year, they decided to prank their users by introducing a new feature called “LinkedIn.” This fake feature allowed users to add their professional qualifications to their profile, and even endorsed other users for skills they didn’t have.

LinkedIn’s “in-mail”

In an effort to make its users’ online interactions more efficient, LinkedIn introduced “in-mail” on April 1st, 2013. In-mail allowed users to send messages directly to other users’ in-boxes, bypassing the need for a mutual connection. The feature was met with mixed reactions, with some users finding it useful and others feeling that it invaded their privacy.

Instagram

April Fools’ Day is a time-honored tradition where people play pranks on each other. This year, there were plenty of April Fools’ Day jokes on Facebook. Here are some of the funniest ones.

Instagram’s “disappearing photos”

Instagram’s “disappearing photos” was an April Fools’ Day joke in 2015. The joke was that Instagram would be introducing a new feature called “Disappearing Photos” that would make photos disappear after 24 hours. The jokesters at Instagram even created a fake video to promote the nonexistent feature.

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