Friday, April 01, 2016

Google 'Mic Drop' April Fool's Gag Goes Horribly Wrong - Fortune

Oops -- also see Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakently [sic] put GIFs into important emails (TechCrunch)

"“Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year,” Google employee Crystal Cee wrote in one of the forum threads. “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.”

There are a billion people out there who actively use Gmail (although many only use it on mobile, and this was a desktop affair). It probably wasn’t the best idea to just drop a potentially dangerous live feature on them like this — April Fool’s or not."
Google 'Mic Drop' April Fool's Gag Goes Horribly Wrong - Fortune
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