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 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 dislikes 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.
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. Nicolas Cage Replacer
Nicolas Cage Replacer is an extension that replaces every image in Chrome with a picture of Nicolas Cage. Your friends will likely immediately realize they’re being pranked or will think they have a virus related to Nicolas Cage. While this prank may not last long, its brief life will boggle minds and make them think like art is meant to do.
To use the extension, install it and open a new tab with the website containing pictures you want to replace with Nicholas Cage. Similar extensions to try: Caged and Ncage.
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. If you don’t know about this meme, stop reading right now and watch this video.
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. Awesome Prank Extension
The Awesome Prank extension offers 18 pranks in one extension. Once you install the extension, click on the extension icon and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will find various pranks, such as the Go Away button, LOL appearing in every text field, typing not allowed, image mover, and so on. Click on the prank you wish to inflict on your friend.
7. Web Prank – Replace the Internet
As the name suggests, the Web Prank extension replaces any word with its substitute. You can create fake screenshots, rename friends on social media, change celebrity names, and much more with this extension.
Click on the extension to open it. Add the words you want to replace followed by the new words and enable the toggle next to “Activate pranks.” Refresh the page to see the new words on web pages.
Similar word substitute extensions to try are Millennials to Snake People and Millennials Begone.
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.
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.”
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