Google Maps allows users to play Where's Waldo on April Fool's Day

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Google Maps Google Maps Street View Three of the same man can be spotted in the image

As part of Google's annual April fool's day celebration, the company hid English artist Martin Handford's creation, Waldo in its Google maps.

The blog post explained that the Google Assistant on phones, Chromebook and Home devices can also be used to start your search for Waldo.

You can click play and start the game of finding Waldo in a replicated classic illustration that appears as different climates depending on the location.

Earlier this month, Google Maps unveiled a Mario Kart-themed version of its directions app.

April Fools' Day is upon us, and like every year, Google is doing its best to outdo itself.

What do you think about Where's Waldo getting added to Google Maps? 'Cos for a whole week, Waldo's taking a trip around the world and you get to tag along.

It's nearly time for April Fools' Day and as you might expect, companies are back at it again, trying to come up with clever and amusing ways to take advantage of the occasion.

Android and iOS users, meanwhile, will need to update their Google Maps app first. Once you spot me, you'll be transported to places all around the world, where you can search for me over and over again. To make the game a little bit more interesting, Google has also included Waldo's friends and rival - Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and Odlaw. An image of Waldo will pop up on the screen, inviting you to play. Once you locate Waldo, you can move on the next level.

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