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Google plays prank with ‘drop the mic’ feature

Google pulls the plug on its ‘mic drop’ option from Gmail, a few hours after the feature was added for April Fool’s day.

tech Updated: Apr 01, 2016 14:11 IST
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Google pulls the plug on its ‘mic drop’ option from Gmail, a few hours after the feature was added for April Fool’s day.(Google)

Internet giant Google rolled out “send + drop the mic” feature for its users that will let them have the last word in a tense and unwanted conversation.

However, according to Next Web, this feature is nothing but a prank from Google on April fool’s day.

“Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year. 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.,” the company said on its official blog.

When you drop the mic, your email will also include an explanatory image -- just to help set expectations.

Gmail Mic Drop is launching first on the web, but mobile updates are on the way.

With inputs from IANS

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