Google Does Disco For April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is a hellish nightmare during which your favorite content sources and people called "friends" try to mercilessly trick you. The only people who actually enjoy it are probably sociopaths or murderers or other degenerates.

Google, mercifully, is usually not one to create bad April Fools' Day content. Its Pac-Man game last year was harmless fun, for example. This year, it's upped the ante by introducing a little disco into its maps interface. The Pegman that you drag around to activate street view will be replaced by a bearded and leisure-suited avatar. The new guy really classes up the joint, in a Saturday Night Fever kind of way.

Better still, the disco guy will dance for you if you know how to make him. You need your phone and browser to be connected to the same Google account to start.

Once you've got that set up, click "Visit Funky Town in the Google Maps App" at the top of Google Maps and select your phone. You can then open your Google Maps app, choose "Explore Nearby" and then press "Funky Town" to see the Disco Pegman's cool dance. If that's too much, we embedded a video below.

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