Google has removed an April Fool's Gmail button, which sent a comical animation to recipients, after reports of people getting into trouble at work.The button appeared beside Gmail's normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a gif of a Minion dropping a microphone.
However, a flurry of complaints about the button appeared on Google's forums.The firm has since withdrawn the feature and apologized.
"It looks like we pranked ourselves this year," Google said in a statement.
"Due to a bug, the MicDrop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs. We're truly sorry."
A mic drop is a popular meme in which someone makes a conclusive statement or rebuttal before dropping a microphone and walking off.
Google was not immediately able to clarify details of the bug.
Google added that users who were still able to see the feature could switch it off by reloading or restarting Gmail.
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