April 1 is observed as April Fool's Day, and many tech companies have come to use the day to show mocked up teasers of Utopian ideas, but Google chose to offer its Maps users a cool Easter Egg, allowing them to play the legendary game ‘Snake’ right within the app.
Perhaps, you don’t have Google Maps installed on your smartphone, don't worry as there is a standalone site here, which allows you to play the game without the app, though the Easter Egg is supposed to expire in a week, the site will let you play the game for awhile longer.
For those with Google maps, simply tap the menu button on the Google Maps screen, and select the ‘Play Snake’ option to give it a try. And you can also select any city map presented on screen, either choose between London, San Francisco, Cairo, São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, or other region on the map.
Albeit, the actual game play have been tweaked a bit, so instead of a regular Snake, you will be getting a bus or train to pick passengers with en route to various landmarks along the given region.
April Fools' Day certainly ain't for kids only any more, as the tech companies also like to show they've got sense of humor; so expect fake news even from the most unlikely sources. And keep a watch on social media feeds as you're sure to find links across Twitter and Facebook about some ridiculous new venture from the likes of Uber.
But remember not to believe everything you see and relive the April Fools' web pranks, as more jokes roll in, so watch out and remain skeptical.