You Can Now Play 'Snake' in The Google Maps App: Here's How

Google Maps Celebrates April Fool's With Twist on Classic 'Snake' Game

Welcome to April fools 2019, get ready for 48 hours of trusting nothing you see online

Your snake is an 8-bit train that grows longer with each person you pick up from a city or the world, depending on which map you play on.

To celebrate April Fool's Day on Monday, Google brought Google Home users the ability to talk to tulips and Google Files users the ability to clean their phone screens from the inside out.

The game is available on iOS and Android devices and started to roll out to users on Monday. It's also a tasteful April Fools "prank" that thankfully hurts no one except pixelated avatars. If that's too much of a hassle to you, we've got you covered: just visit snake.googlemaps.com on your mobile or desktop browser.

For those who don't have the Google Maps app or just don't feel like using it, you can try the same on a standalone site. Tap the sidebar option on the left side of the search bar to find a new "Play Snake" option.

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Google said Snake would be available on its Maps app for the entire week. The option is below the navigation options in the app.

To play the game, select any city map presented on your screen.

Once you're inside the easter egg, you can select between different cities you'd like to play on, including Cairo, London, San Francisco, São Paulo, Sydney, and Tokyo. Google is all about making dreams come and starting today, not only will you be able to pick up passengers in locations you've never been to, you'll also be able to eat them up to increase your passenger-gobbling capacity. The objective is to pick up as many passengers as possible with the Snake train.

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