Google April Fool'south Joke Boomerangs

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 6:22 PM

The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to fire out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film "Despicable Me," which would drop a microphone and then mute responses to whatever email the user had sent.

Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fool'south Day Gmail tweak angered some people who utilize Google'south email for work.

The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to fire out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film "Despicable Me," which would drop a microphone and then mute responses to whatever email the user had sent.

The Gmail Assistance Forum on Thursday was soon populated by mad users who declare they unintentionally attached a minion dropping a mic during necessary 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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