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Friday, April 01, 2016

Google has turned off a "mic drop" April Fools' Day joke on Gmail after it angered and inconvenienced users. As Google put it: "Simply reply to any email using the new 'Send + 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 joke has backfired horribly. After pressing the "mic drop" button (which was right next to the normal send button), an animated GIF of a mic-dropping Minion was added to the top of the email. The conversation was then muted, and users would get no further notifications. After facing a backlash from users, some of whom accidentally insulted friends, lost jobs and angered colleagues, Google has disabled the feature. read more


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