By Jamie Rivera Published 04/01/2016 08:18:00 | Views: 4385
Google's April Fools' prank misfires. (Troy Hunt/Twitter)

The road to April Fools' Day is paved with not-so-good intentions and it's even worse when the prank you've planned backfires in a big way.

But what happens when you're a worldwide corporation like Google?

The company can quickly get a black eye.

Internet giant Google introduced a Minion mic drop feature to its popular Gmail service. The normal email send button was accompanied by a "send mic drop" option that would add a Gif of a Minion from the "Despicable Me" movies literally dropping a mic, The Guardian reported.

The feature also apparently blocked responses from getting to users inboxs, according to Google's announcement.

The problem is that the new button allowed many people to mistakenly add the animation to serious emails like prayer request replies and job application correspondence.

Some users said that the Gif was sent when they used the normal button, Mashable reported. 

Google had so many complaints that it quickly pulled the option Friday morning, writing: "Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year. Due to a bug, the Mic Drop 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."










By Jamie Rivera 04/01/2016 08:18:00

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