For the dreaded day of April 1, Google supposedly decided to play with its many users by adding a "Mic Drop" feature, according to Mashable. Next to the regular old "Send" button, a "Send + Mic Drop" button reportedly appeared in the hours preceding April Fool's Day. By pressing the new button, a GIF of one of those ubiquitous yellow Minions dropping a mic was automatically embedded into the email as it was sent out.
Many people failed to see the humor in the prank, which sites like Tech Insider insist really happened before Google pulled it.
Hey @gmail, I think you guys just ruined my chances at getting a job with your mic drop "prank." My fat fingers hit the button.— Billy Brannum (@irresistibilly) April 1, 2016
Changing sent email like that without confirmation is an incredible betrayal of trust. The damage from this prank is just getting started.— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) April 1, 2016