Google Apologizes For Terrible April Fools’ Day Prank

.,,Here’s a reminder that you shouldn’t totally trust Google.

imageGoogle apologized Friday for an April Fools’ Day prank that inadvertently caused some users to send animated GIFs of “Minion” characters in important emails.

“Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year,” Google software engineer Victor-bogdan Anchidin wrote in a blog post.

The company had attempted to mark the day with a temporary Gmail feature called Mic Drop. The feature added an orange “Send” button that would add to your message an animation of a Minion dropping a microphone and automatically archive any responses — giving you the illusion of the last word in any conversation you were participating in.

The button looked similar to the regular Send button, and they were right next to each other. It also replaced a “Send and Archive” button that some Gmail users enable.

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