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Google April Fools' prank backfires

8 months 6 days 8 hours ago April 01, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Friday, April 01 2016 April 01, 2016 8:37 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fools' Day Gmail tweak angered some people who use Google's email for work.
    
The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to send out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film "Despicable Me," which would drop a microphone and then mute responses to emails the user sent.
    
The Gmail Help Forum on Thursday was soon populated by angry users who say they unintentionally attached a minion dropping a mic during important business communications.
    
Google Inc. apologized and turned off the feature, saying that due to a bug, the mic drop "inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs."

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