People Are Apparently Losing Their Jobs Over Google's April Fools' Day Prank

Reuters/ Mario Anzuoni

Google allegedly took an opportunity this April Fools' Day to irreparably f*ck up people's lives in a serious way.

Gmail users were surprised today to find a secondary "send" button on the interface. When clicked, the button apparently sent a GIF of a Minion dropping a mic to email recipients and muted all future replies on the thread.

This "Mic Drop" feature was reportedly clicked by many users accidentally, causing lost jobs and hurt feelings.

As complaints rolled in, Google frantically pulled the feature from Gmail. A representative reportedly told Engadget,

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.

While it's great the feature is no longer available, the damage is already done for many.

To those of you holding out hope this Mic Drop drama is the actual April Fools' joke (meaning there was never a tragic second "send" button in the first place), keep your expectations low.

Citations: Google kills Gmail joke on April Fools' after user backlash (Engadget)