Thanks to social media, your April Fools' Day pranks can reach a wider audience than ever before. If you though switching the salt and sugar was a fun trick for your family, then just wait until you take it online. The April Fools' Day pranks to play on Instagram range from the silly to the sillier.
Sure, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social media sites deserve to get in on the fun, too. But doesn't Instagram also deserve a bit of a ribbing? Instead of aiming for effortless perfection, you can poke fun at the site, your followers, and even yourself. Because if there's a time when everyone needs a laugh, it's April.
That said, there's a fine line between cracking a joke and sort of alienating your followers. For instance, posting fake pregnancy announcements might upset people who have struggled with infertility. Because social media has such a wide reach, it's a good idea to think about what you're posting first.
But for the most part, a harmless prank will make your followers feel momentarily confused, excited, or silly. And some of the posts won't fool anybody, but they're in the cheesy spirit of the holiday. Whatever the case, enjoy your April Fools' Day posts, and (perhaps) be thankful that this day is only once a year.