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Events by xat.com on April Fools' Day.

2009 - Pink Pawns for members[edit]

All members had pink pawns - xat claimed that this would be permanent. Later on, Pink power was introduced.

2010 - Black pawn released![edit]

The black pawn was released for 1 xat and only had one remaining, but when you bought it said it was a joke.

2011 - Chat box dropping![edit]

When you typed "fool" the chat box began to fall down and go away, disappearing from the page.

2012 - IDs becoming 128 bit[edit]

xat stated IDs will become random 128 bit as they migrate to a new database. Example: 347854 would have become gT62102rpA10z655x.

2013 - Circle power[edit]

xat stated it would release Circle power. It would make your smileys turn into circles!

2014 - Cyan pawns for users![edit]

All users had the Cyan pawn that only they could see. Celebrities everywhere! Or just.. to yourself?

2015 - Angel and Gold in store![edit]

All users could see "1 remaining" in store for Gold/Angel. When they tried to buy it, it said **April Fool!**

2016 - Poop changed to Fools[edit]

xat started to release Poop, then the power turned into Fools.

2017 - Chat box sliding[edit]

Upon entering any chat, the chat box would slide to the right, nearly disappearing off the page. The (foclown) smiley from Foolsday would be shown in the background where the chat box usually is, with an "April Fool!" message.

2018 - xat watch revealed![edit]

The xat watch was revealed in a forum announcement. Features included a personal digital assistant: Ellixa, a dual-core processor, and up to 42 hours battery time. The watch also came in three colors: white, black and light pink. It was available for pre-order, and had a price of $155.

2019 - Trade app removal[edit]

xat announced on Twitter that the trade app would be removed to promote the redesigned Store page.

2020 - Official chats merger[edit]

xat announced on Facebook that all the official chats including Help, Trade, Chat and Game would be merged into one huge superchat as part of radical new changes to the website. This would allow users to trade, request help, play gamebot, chat and flirt in all languages.

2021 - Tom2 as HTML5 monthly manager[edit]

Tom2 was announced as the new monthly manager of HTML5 chat for April. Tom2 is an alias of the xat administrators.

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