During the much anticipated April fool’s day, there was a controversial that took off the “Mic Drop” April Fool’s joke all out from from Gmail but Google came public to apologize for the errors and a post-mortem on what went wrong.
Despite a previously published “We are Sorry” Blog, the apology also explained how the joke feature which added an obnoxious Despicable Me minion GIF to emails and then muted the thread, was causing havoc on people’s personal and professional lives due to critical oversights.
According to Google which says that it was sorry to have added such feature closely beside the much used Gmail button like the “Send” and “Send & Archive” buttons. Google also admits to having failed at building safeguards, such as asking Gmail users to turn the feature on and confirming it was active before sending a mic drop message. Lastly, Google came clean about a bug that would include the minion GIF even without pressing the mic drop option.
So it was way clear that if the misusage of the joke button applies to you while composing a new message, the GIF would still automatically attach itself to the main message after recipients gave been added and the main Send button is clicked on.
Google’s April Fools’ day prank backfires big time.
“Again, sorry. We love April Fools jokes at Google, and we regret that this joke missed the mark and disappointed you,” Google wrote again in conclusion. As they say, it’s all fun and games until someone sends a minion GIF to their boss and loses their job, as one professional writer on Google’s forums claims happened to him when he sent in a draft.