HAPPY BIRTHDAY GMAIL!
So, on April 1st, Gmail turned 15! With that, Google decided to celebrate it's birthday by making an update to Gmail by adding something called 'Smart Compose'.
There is also a new feature that suggests a subject for your email, so if you have trouble thinking of a subject, then worry no more.
Google mentioned that one of the new features it a digital wellness tool by saying: “We understand that work can often carry over to non-business hours, but it’s important to be considerate of everyone’s downtime,” said Jacob Bank, director of Product Management, G Suite, “We want to make it easier to respect everyone’s digital well-being, so we’re adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to choose when an email should be sent.”
Gmail also created a YouTube video celebrating the features they have had over the years. Watch it by clicking here.
Let's have a quick look at Gmail's past:
Gmail was first introduced on April 1st 2004. It was an Invite-only Email service that managed to revolutionised web mail. It was so popular that the invitations were even being sold on eBay. The invitations were to remain the one way of signing up to the service until 2007. Other webmail services, such as Hotmail and Yahoo Mail exited back then, but Gmail had many more features, such as a gigabyte of of free storage. You might not think that is a lot, but remember, it was a big amount back then.
According to 'ecloudbuzz', Gmail is the top best free email service provider (with 1 Billion monthly active users), followed shortly by Outlook Mail (400 Million), and Yahoo Mail (228 Million).
Gmail is now one of Google's most successful products!