You don’t need to wait until April Fool’s Day to be a complete nuisance and play pranks on your friends. One of the many ways in which you can celebrate the art of mischief is by sneaking onto your friend’s/enemy’s/colleague’s computer and barraging their browser with all manner of funny prank extensions. Here are our top picks that will leave you laughing at the expense of your poor victims.
1. Edit Anything
This one’s a gem. Using the Edit Anything extension, you can modify the text on any website you visit – from news sites to X (Twitter). This offers endless opportunities, whether it’s customizing your friend’s Twitter feed so that it looks like Ryan Gosling is tweeting them to say “hello” or, as demonstrated in the picture, changing news stories.
The Edit anything extension works very well from our experience and opens up untold ways to freak out your friends. After installing the extension, click on the Edit Anything icon in the extensions bar. It will show “On.” Click on the text that you want to change and type the new text. If the extension doesn’t work, try Edit extension.
The Cornify extension adds sparkly unicorns and rainbows to a webpage. Click on the extension icon to activate it. Once you do so, clicking the mouse button will populate the page with unicorns. if you want to use this for effective pranking, install it and spam it onto a friend’s page when they leave the room. The more your friends dislike unicorns, the better. Then draw attention to it when they return.
If you’re feeling particularly mean, you can pretend like it’s a symptom of the dreaded “Unicorn” virus. (Maybe after fabricating a “Unicorn virus” news story using the previous extension?) Refresh the page to stop the unicorns.
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3. Prank ’em
The Prank ’em extension offers a wide variety of tools to prank your friends, such as a blur screen, black and white, hidden cursor, and more. The extension lets you customize the time and area of the screen you want to affect. Your unfortunate friends will wonder just what the heck is going on.
My personal favorites are hiding the cursor and blur; they aren’t obviously pranks, and they’ll more than likely result in a lot of confusion and frustration. Just don’t let the joke go on too long! Pranks like these could make someone really mad.
4. Custom Doodle for Google
The Custom Doodle for Google extension allows you to add a custom doodle for the Google homepage to prank your friends. You can add a custom text or use an animated image. Your friends will be surprised by their name or any relatable text showing up on their Google homepage. What better way to prank a friend and make them think that they are famous enough for Google to set them as their Doodle?
Sadly, you cannot use a custom image, otherwise, that would have been hilarious. Once you install the extension, click on the extension to type custom text and select a new picture.
Cenafy is an extension that rolls a 1/100 chance for the user to be hit with a face full of unexpected Cena every time they load a new web page.
This extension is completely ridiculous; it’s hidden deep in Extensions, and nobody will ever see it coming. It’s not an extension you can install and immediately see the fruits of, but it is an extension you can install on your roommate’s laptop. It’s an extension you can hear blaring “AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA” from the other room while your roommate shouts in confusion, just wanting to watch Netflix.
6. Millennials to Snake People
If the tantrums of millennials are getting on your nerves, you can use the Millennials to Snake People Chrome extension to prank your millennial friend or family member. This extension basically replaces the word millennials in Chrome with snake people. Lol!
So if your friend reads an article or searches for anything related to millennials, he/she will be taken aback by the Snake people words showing up instead of Millennials.
7. TrollFace Everywhere
TrollFace Everywhere is an extension that replaces every image in Chrome with a troll face. Whenever your friend tries to open any webpage, all they will see are troll face pictures instead of regular images. Your friends will think they have been hacked or have a virus related to memes.
The extension will make them scratch their head. They might see the troll face even in their dreams. That’s the impact of this extension.
8. Crazy Page
The Crazy Page extension will make the web page go bonkers. Your friend will be surprised to see the web page turn into an animated, rainbow-colored page with a weird cursor. Be careful! It may freak them out too much.
9. Hair on Screen
Who doesn’t hate it when they see random hair or a dust particle on their screen? With the Hair on Screen extension, you can add digital hair to your friend’s laptop. No matter how hard they try, they won’t be able to remove it (because it doesn’t exist). This extension works best on pages with a white background.
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10. Fart Attack
Want to scare the hell out of your friend? Try the Fart Attack extension. This Chrome extension plays a terrifying fart sound when you click any link. Your friend will be surprised for his/her lifetime with this extension. They will never forget the sound, especially if the computer has a high volume.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I access Chrome extensions quickly?
You should pin an extension to the extensions bar to access it with one click. To do so, click on the “Extensions” icon and press the “Pin” icon next to the extension.
2. How do I remove a Chrome extension?
Right-click on the extension’s icon in the extensions bar and choose “Remove from Chrome.” Alternatively, click on the three-dot icon next to the extension and select “Remove from Chrome.”
3. Can you create your own Chrome extension?
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