Google Mic Drop GMail - anyone see it?

It’s already been turned off. :frowning: It would have been pretty cool.

Apparently a few people didn’t notice the different reply button and used it at work. Thats why we can’t have nice things. :cool:

Anyone actually see this working in GMail this morning?


The animated mic drop is in this article and its pretty neat.

Apparently this was the main problem. The send joke button should have been far away from the normal one.

I noticed it immediately after installing an add on, so I thought my browser was hijacked for a second.

I give it a 2/10, not Google’s best. It didn’t fool me, I just don’t get the joke, and even if it’s funny it only is for 5 seconds.

Google Maps just gives you a link to “take you to funky town.” Bah.

Are there actually that many people out there who use gmail addresses for business purposes? If I’m sending an email to my boss using my gmail account, it’s because what I’m sending is definitely inappropriate to be using the company email for.

Absolutely there are, especially in the freelance arenas.

Which isn’t what happened. According to reports, people sent resumes to potential future employers from their personal gmail accounts. Of course the initial hysteria was that they may have lost out on the job over this which would never happen because it was eventually a well known prank.

But the complaints also mention that the e-mail conversation was archived (what they actually said sounded something like it was irreversibly disappeared, which might just have been a mis-observation). So the prospective employer or whoever might have been trying to respond but the original sender was never seeing that, so thought the recipient was giving radio silence. And if the recipient was responding but the originator wasn’t seeing it, then the recipient might have also thought the originator had lost interest.

I also saw one tweet complaining that the regular “Send” button was doing the same thing. So there was some suspicion that Google’s prank was not only a Bad Idea, but also buggy as well.

ETA: I also saw one tweet that someone had sent a condolences message to a friend who had just lost a close relative, and this gag got attached to that.