GMAIL JOINS THE BILLION USERS CLUB: Gmail now has 1 billion monthly active users

Google has made revelations this week pertaining its web-based email service getting a milestone achievement of a billion users. This surely is certification that this time Google is not only well acquainted with building and maintaining a popular online tool, but also as well that email is still a distance from becoming an obsolete means of communication.

GMAIL JOINS THE BILLION USERS CLUB: Gmail now has 1 billion monthly active users

GMAIL JOINS THE BILLION USERS CLUB: Gmail now has 1 billion monthly active users

The news of Gmail’s breakthrough figure was broken by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who officially made available the data on Monday in an event of earnings call with investors.

There has been reasonable stability in recent growth, with the well-established email tool having gotten heftier with about 100 million monthly active users in the duration of say last nine months.

The Mountain View company also went further to air the details on Monday that about 10 percent of replies sent via Inbox (a Google app that works with Gmail) were sourced from its Smart Reply feature, which employs the functionality of artificial intelligence to manufacture quick responses to received messages.

We could trace back Gmail launch date back to April Fools’ Day in 2004, operating an invitation-only service for the first three years . From cutting such restrictions and almost a decade ago, it has metamorphosed steadily into the world’s most-used Web-based email service, shrugging off competition from sharp contenders like as Hotmail (operating presently as Outlook.com) as well as Yahoo. An estimated three quarters of users make use of the service via mobile device.

Most particularly for Google, Gmail’s milestone crowns itself as the company’s seventh billion-user service. You want to know the others? We have Search, Maps, Android, YouTube, Chrome, and then Google Play!


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