過往每年4月1日愚人節，Google 不同部門不同產品都會推出很有創意的愚人節玩意。但上年因為武漢肺炎大流行，Google 就決定取消發佈愚人節玩意，今年疫情仍在全球肆虐，Google 就決定連續第二年取消。
Business Insider 取得一份 Google 高層向內部員工發出的通告。當中 Google 公司表示為 員工和各項產品在人類最困苦時刻提供幫助和展現出同理心感到鼓舞。在去年 Google 決定取消一貫傳統的 4月1日愚人節玩意，而現時世界各地仍處於嚴峻挑戰下，Google 認為今年亦應再暫停 4月1日愚人節玩意。
Throughout the past year, I have been so inspired by how helpful our products, programs, and people have been during humanity’s toughest times. We’ve done it with sensitivity and empathy, reflecting the range of challenging experiences so many are experiencing globally. As you will remember, last year we made the decision to pause our longstanding Google tradition of celebrating April Fools’ Day, out of respect for all those fighting COVID-19. With much of the world still grappling with serious challenges, we feel we should again pause the jokes for April Fools’ Day this year. Like we did last year, we should continue to find appropriate ways to bring moments of joy to our users throughout the year.