Heardle just pulled the best April Fools prank of all time


Heardle has fooled its players today with a priceless April Fools day prank.

The free online Wordle clone sees players try to guess a song as quickly as they can.

It plays you a small snippet of a song’s introduction and you have to guess the title and artist.

If you don’t know the answer, you can press ‘skip’ which will reveal more of the song, but you only have six skips to use in total.

Today, Heardle has tickled players with a hilarious April Fools joke that’s sent social media wild. Here’s what they did…

Heardle’s funny April Fools prank

If you haven’t done today’s Heardle yet, read no further, because we’re about to give away the answer.

The game’s answer on April 1st was the famous track Never Gonna Give You Up by English singer-songwriter Rick Astley.

You may not have picked it up, but this was actually a hilarious April Fools day prank.

Read on to find out why…

The game ‘rickrolled’ you

Heardle’s April Fools prank comes from an old internet joke that’s existed since as early as 2007.

“Rickrolling” is the process of trolling someone on the internet by sending them the link to the music video to Rick Astley’s 1987 song Never Gonna Give You Up.

The person on the receiving end of the prank clicks on a link thinking they are watching a completely different video, but it actually turns out to be the Never Gonna Give You Up music video.

The meme is pretty pointless, but it provides internet users with a lot of entertainment nonetheless.

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Players receive error trick

Some people played the game as normal and guessed Rick Astley’s catchy tune, but others got pranked even further.

Upon visiting the Heardle game today, many were not even given the option to hear a song or guess an answer.

Instead, an error message appeared that said: “Oh no! Seems like today’s track is unavailable on SoundCloud in your location.”

“We’re really sorry. The answer is here though, if you want to maintain your streak. We won’t tell,” the game continued alongside a link to click.

However, the error was actually all part of the prank and took you to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.

Heardle ‘rickrolled’ everyone and internet users are very impressed by the hilarious joke.

Twitter reacts to funny joke

Over on Twitter, people are obsessed with Heardle’s prank.

They deserve a pint.

The world’s most epic April Fools.

I see what you did there.

Hats off to them.

Yes, you just got rickrolled.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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