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Google's Gmail Mic Drop Prank for April Fool's 2016 Removed

Google's Gmail Mic Drop Prank for April Fool's 2016 Removed

Google unveiled it’s April Fool’s 2016 prank on late Thursday night (March 31), but it didn’t get to live long after lots of angry feedback.

The company added a new feature to Gmail that allowed users to send an email with the new “Mic Drop” button.

“Everyone will get your message, but that’s the last you’ll ever hear about it. Yes, even if folks try to respond, you won’t see it,” the company wrote in a blog post. “When you drop the mic, your email will also include an explanatory image–just to help set expectations.”

Lots of users complained that they accidentally used the button for important professional emails, so Google shut down the feature on Friday morning.

“UPDATE: Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year. 😟 Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs. We’re truly sorry. The feature has been turned off. If you are still seeing it, please reload your Gmail page,” the company wrote in the blog post.

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  • kellyf

    If you’re too stupid to hit send on an email correctly, Google does not owe you an apology for that.