Google has removed an April Fool’s button on Gmail which sent a comical animation to recipients yesterday following several reports of people getting into trouble at work.
The button appeared beside Gmail’s normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a GIF of a Minion dropping a microphone.
However, a handful of complaints greeted the development as it didn’t go down well with alot of users who bared their thoughts on Google’s forums.
The firm has since withdrawn the feature and tendered an apology.
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.
Google said in a statement.
A mic drop is a popular meme in which someone makes a conclusive statement or a refutation before dropping a microphone and walking off.
Google was not immediately able to clarify details of the bug but added that users who were still able to see the feature could switch it off by reloading or restarting Gmail.
Although, the Gmail accounts of enterprise business customers were spared the trouble as the button was not functional on their accounts.