How to Rick Roll a Text Message

By Katie McDaniel

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.

Things You'll Need

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

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Send the text message.

Tips & Warnings

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