How to Rick Roll a Text Message

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How to Rick Roll a Text Message
Rick Astley was a popular musician in the 1980s. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

Rick Rolling is a prank that was very popular in late 2008 and early 2009. A person simply sends a message that looks as though it is about a topic that interests a reader; however, the link provided sends the reader to a video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cell phone
  • Link to Rick Astley's music video

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  1. 1

    Create a new text message with the recipients being people you want to "Rick Roll."

  2. 2

    Type something interesting in the subject such as, "Isn't she adorable" or "Check out my new car!" so you will get the recipients' attention.

  3. 3

    Place a link to the Rick Astley video in the body of the text message.

  4. 4

    Send the text message.

Tips and warnings

  • Only send this to friends who will find it humorous. It is not appropriate for the workplace.

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