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How to Rick Roll a Text Message

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

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

  4. Send the text message.

  5. Tip

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

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Katie McDaniel began writing in 2008 and has been published on various websites. Her writing often covers do-it-yourself projects and electronics, as well as legal matters and arts and crafts. McDaniel is attending Grand Canyon University for secondary English education.

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