April Fools' prank turns Google Maps into an epic disco dance party
By now, we all know that Google doesn't mess around on April Fools' Day — especially when it comes to some of its most loved services.
This year the company has outfitted Pegman, the orange stick figure from Google Maps, with some new '70s attire and groovy disco dance moves.
If you're visiting Google Maps in your browser, you'll see that the usually featureless Pegman used for Street View has been turned into a bearded purple-leisure-suit-wearing disco dude.
And, it gets even better. The new disco version of Pegman will do an epic dance for you on your smartphone if you know where to look. Select "Visit Funky Town in the Google Maps App" from the top of Google Maps and select your phone (you'll need to be connected to a Google account in your browser and on your phone.) Then, once you open Google Maps, go to "Explore Nearby" and tap "Funky Town" to get a look at Pegman's sweet moves. (You can watch a video here.)
Of course, this isn't the first time Google has transformed its mapping service in the name of April Fools' Day. Last year the company turned Maps into a giant game of Pac-Man.