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April Fool joke that didn't come up as a joke

Google killed Gmail Mic-Drop joke and has apologised for it. An additional "Send" was added to the interface that exchanged a minion gif with thread's participants. It also muted the chain forbidding the user to access follow up mails.

Google says the feature should not have been placed near much-used Gmail buttons like "Send" and "Send & Archive." The company also admits to having failed at building safeguards, such as asking Gmail users to turn the feature on and confirming it was active before sending a mic drop message. 
Lastly, Google came clean about a bug that would include the minion GIF even without pressing the mic drop option. If a user accidentally clicked the joke button within a new compose message with no recipients, the GIF would still attach itself to that message after recipients were added and the standard send button was clicked.

"Again, sorry. We love April Fools jokes at Google, and we regret that this joke missed the mark and disappointed you," the company wrote in conclusion. As they say, it's all fun and games until someone sends a minion GIF to their boss and loses their job, as one professional mentioned it on a forum.

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