It’s that time of the year again, and you’re cooking up ways in your head to mess with your partner. But when the creative juices run dry, we’re here to help out with a few good April Fool’s pranks over text that you can pull off right away.
If, for some reason, you’re unable to prank your partner with toothpaste Oreos (if you don’t know what they are, consider yourself lucky) in person, there are plenty of ways to prank them over text. And if you’re in a long-distance relationship, a bit of banter is literally what helps keep it alive.
Forget about waiting for your partner behind the door to scare them; we’re here with a bunch of good pranks for April Fools’ over text that won’t even require too much prep time. Let’s take a look at all you have at your disposal.
April Fools’ Day Pranks On Texts For Your Partner
When you know your partner loves you and cares for you deeply, it gets pretty easy to mess with them. Moreover, you’re literally doing it while hiding behind a screen, so you don’t even have to try to control your laughter the entire time.
Plus, to make things even better, you can probably just upload the entire exchange on Instagram to make all your friends laugh as well. Any excuse to post your partner on Instagram, right? Let’s take a look at the good April Fools’ pranks over texts, so you can start right away.
1. “We need to talk” them
Right off the bat, let’s talk about the evilest prank on this list. One of the easiest ways to freak your partner out is by saying something serious like, “We need to talk”, and then following it up with something light, giving them a few moments of terror in the middle.
“We need to talk. Call me immediately. This is not okay” is enough to send shockwaves down your partner’s spine. “Oh god, what did I do? What happened? Did I mess up?” is probably going to be in their heads. When they call you, go ahead and say something like, “We need to talk about bread. It is so not okay that you like multigrain! Garlic bread is the superior bread!”
Expect them to hang up on your face, as they probably should. Word of advice, this isn’t the nicest thing to do to your partner. But then again, when have pranks ever been nice?
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2. “New phone, who’s this?”
The next time your partner texts you, just send them a message saying, “New phone, lost contacts. Who’s this?” They’re going to know you’re messing around since you wouldn’t just buy a new phone out of the blue. Nonetheless, it’s still something that’s going to annoy them to their core.
Whether you’re looking for April Fools’ pranks for boyfriends over text or ways to annoy your girlfriend, constantly texting them “Can you tell me who you are?” and acting like you don’t know who they are is definitely going to get on their nerves.
3. Vague texts and then disappearing
Text your partner something like, “You were totally spot on. Hydrofluoric acid can definitely burn off my hand”, and then disappear. Or, you could just send them a concerning text like, “No, make sure you don’t let him find out about that,” and then text, “Sorry, ignore the previous text. Not for you.”
All you have to do after that is watch it all unfold. Maybe even put your phone on ‘do not disturb’ if you want to unleash absolute mayhem. If you were looking for April Fools’ pranks for your girlfriend over text, we’d suggest this tactic.
4. Text replacement shortcut prank
With the help of the iPhone’s text replacement functionality, you can assign a shortcut to a phrase, so every time someone types “lol,” it can turn into “laugh out loud”. Or, you can go ahead and replace the word “Hi” with “Yes, you can get my ATM pin and shop all you want.”
If you want to make it utterly confusing, go ahead and change “two” to “too” and “no” to “yes”. Watch the utter confusion take over their life evil laugh.
5. Text entirely in gifs and images
Wondering about pranks to pull on your boyfriend over text? Gifs are your best friend. Did they just text you good morning? Go ahead and send them a completely random Gif. Or, just send them a random meme, without ever typing a word in response. Banter in a relationship can’t get easier than this.
Once they understand that you’ve suddenly adopted a new language, they’re going to try talking in the same language. It’s important you don’t budge and continue talking exclusively in images and Gifs. Once you receive an, “Okay, stop now. I get it.” That’s when the real fun begins.
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6. Make your messages seem automated
Good pranks for April Fools’ over text all include annoying your partner to the core. When they text you something, reply with something like, “Welcome to Popeyes! Thanks for contacting our customer service. Please type in 3431 to take a look at our menu. Make sure you try our all-new Crispy Prawns™ to satisfy your taste buds. Standard text message rates may apply.”
The catch is that you must send this text over and over again until they call you in annoyance or show up at your place with Popeyes because they got hungry. We’d call it a win-win.
Who said you had to be right next to your partner to prank them? With the help of these April Fools’ Day pranks on text that we listed out for you, we’re sure you can annoy them just as much as you would’ve by scaring them with a mask on. Go ahead and be annoying. Isn’t that what love is all about?