Saw The ‘MicDrop’ Prank Feature On GMail ? It Backfired On Google And How..!

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Google is a pretty important company, offering pretty important services to a lot of people. So, messing with core functionality of one of their key services, Gmail, just for an April Fools’ laugh is out of the question, right?

Wrong.

On Friday, Google quickly pulled the Gmail Mic Drop feature, which added a “send and mic drop” button to Gmail, allowing users to add a GIF of a Minion dropping a microphone to their emails.

The problem with Mic Drop is that a lot of people inadvertently added the animated little guy to serious emails (see some particularly nasty examples, below).

According to an estimate, roughly 36 to 40 people have lost thier hobd because of the so called “Prank”. Gmail_Mic_Drop_Send

At around 4 IST on Friday, the feature was taken down, less than 12 hours after it was introduced. “Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year.  Due to a bug, the MicDrop 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,” a spokesman said.

Hope we get to see some unharming stuff from Google in the future.

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