Google Introduces New Gmail Mic Drop Feature

March 31, 2016 No comment

New Gmail Mic Drop Feature Introduced

Have you ever had a discussion with someone where it was plainly obvious that you were right, yet they continued to try and argue their opinion? Or maybe you’re collaborating on a project with someone whose ideas are nowhere near as good as yours (because you’re a genius, duh). How about those clients who are always trying to tell you, the expert, how to do your job? We feel ya.

Let’s be honest — sometimes you’re right and everyone else is wrong. End of discussion. This conversation is over.

Today, Google introduced a new Gmail feature that will let you have the last word. The new ‘Send + Drop Mic’ button allows you to send an email and opt out of future replies to the thread.

It’s located just to the right of the ‘Send’ button. When you click it, your final say on the matter will be sent to all recipients (including anyone who is cc’d or bcc’d), but they will not be able to respond to you!

Worried they won’t get the point? Fear not. Just to drive the point home, an animated GIF which clearly communicates “I’m out (drops mic)” will be automatically inserted into the body of the email.

Before it launched the new Gmail feature, Google spent months testing it with friends, family and coworkers. Some of the responses they got were:

  • “Sending email is so much easier when you don’t have to worry about people responding!”
  • “Mic Drop is a huge improvement over Mute! I can finally let everyone know I’m just not interested.”
  • “My team solves problems so much faster with Mic Drop. In fact, we stopped talking to each other entirely!”

If you have questions about the new feature or need help, you can visit the Gmail support forums.

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