INTERNET users have been left furious after Google’s seemingly innocent April Fool’s Day prank spiralled completely out of control, according to The Sun. After attempting to add a bit of fun to one of their regular functions, Google have unwittingly made their customers send embarrassing e-mails. During the April 1st festivities, Gmail users have unintentionally been adding amusing Minions gifs at the end of their e-mails.
“I clicked it, assuming it was just a cosmetic replacement… and it sent that stupid Minions GIF on a work email. “Changing sent e-mail like that without confirmation is an incredible betrayal of trust. The damage from this prank is just getting started.” Although Andy’s outburst seems a bit OTT, a lot of awkward scenarios have been caused by the mischievous Minions.
Worryingly, a woman was left “mortified” after e-mailing a prayer request to 50 of her loved ones. Another unfortunate moment arose when a funeral director featured dancing minions on an e-mail of condolence to a client. One of the biggest blunders of all occurred by a man that claimed: “Thanks to Mic Drop I just lost my job…
“My boss took offense to the Mic Drop animation and assumed that I didn’t reply to her because I thought her e-mail was petty. “I just woke up from a very angry voicemail from her.” Since Google carried out the controversial prank, they have decided to remove the jokey Mic Drop function.
A spokesperson said: “Due to a bug, the MicDrop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs. We’re truly sorry.”