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Friday April 01, 2016

Google Removes April Fools' Day Prank Email Feature

Not all April Fools Day pranks went over well today. Google has apologized for a Gmail prank that didn't sit well with some people, especially the guy that said he is now unemployed after using the feature. eek!

The prank, called "Mic Drop," gave users the option of sending emails through a special send button that - if the person replied - did not show the response. Users could ignore the feature, but some apparently clicked in error on the special button instead of the usual button. "Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year. Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs," Google said in a Gmail blog post after its help forum filled with complaints.