Google'south April Fool joke backfires huge time

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 5:43 PM

That wasn't very funny, Google. Google'south April Fool joke backfired Friday, making a lot of users very mad and forcing the company to get it down early.

Google'south April Fool joke backfires huge time

Ooops. That wasn't very funny, Google.

Google'south April Fool joke backfired Friday, making a lot of users very mad and forcing the company to get it down early.

The company announced Thursday it was introducing a "Mic Drop" feature in Gmail, placing a new orange "Mic Drop" option following to the regular send button.

It was designed to finish email chains by attaching a gif of an mad minion dropping a microphone, and effectively shutting down the conversation.

"Everyone will obtain your message, but that'south the latest you'll ever hear about it. Yes, even if folks attempt to respond, you won't look it," Google (GOOG) explained in a blog post announcing the gag.

Google traditionally rolls out fun features on April Fools' Day, leaving them live for a couple of days. Latest year, the company delighted users by allowing them to turn Google Maps into Pac-Man game.

But this year'south gag didn't go as planned, after a no of people accidentally clicked the button while sending professional emails.

"This is horrible -- just sent an email to a client with this dumb icon on it. I can't afford these dumb pranks!," one user complained on Google'south product forum.

Another user had a similar experience: "I hit this thing by accident in a professional email sending a contract. This is ridiculous and not comic at all. Delete it please!!!"

After just a few hours, Google decided to murder the feature, realizing it wasn't as comic as originally intended.

"Well, it looks love we pranked ourselves this year. Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs. We're truly sorry," Google said in a statement.

"The feature has been turned off. If you're still seeing it, please reload your Gmail page," Google said in the statement.

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