Gmail turns 20 years old : From April Fools’ Joke to Email Giant

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  • Gmail turns 20 years old – Explore the significant change till Now!
  • The revolution in the industry : with free Web mail service & other.
  • Report : Then, Now & future of Gmail – will the dominance continues
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Gmail turns 20 years old today on April Fool’s Day, and celebrate this milestone with the initiative of new security measures that will enhance user experience & Tackle other privacy concerns. However, users must understand and keep in mind new changes. At The Infowire, our audience & reader’s online safety matters most. In this article, we have covered the two-decade journey of Google’s email service – Gmail. As of the latest data, it has become the largest email service in the world, with more than 1.8 billion active users and still counting.

The storage revolution

Remember the days of constantly & frequently deleting emails to free up storage? Cast our minds back to those days in the early 2000s when emails felt like a precious commodity. The time when a GB (gigabyte) of storage seemed like a bottomless pit and email service providers offered hardly a few megabytes of storage.

Gmail turns 20 years old : it’s Not a joke

Believe it or not, the email service we rely on almost began as a comedic punchline. On April 1, 2004, google and its Co-founder Larry Page & Sergey Brin, known for their playful side, announced a free email service with a whopping 1 gigabyte of storage – a ridiculous amount at that time(compared to the industry standard of 4-6 MB).

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Many dismissed it as an elaborate April Fool’s Day joke, But Gmail was no joke. It revolutionized the way we communicate. Its 1GB felt like an infinite ocean, allowing users to hold onto important information and memories. This gamble on storage space became a game-changer.

Search Made Email Usable Again

Remember the days of meticulously or precisely organizing emails into folders and then spending ages hunting for those specific message folders? Gmail introduced a new revolutionary concept: Search. No more endless scrolling through folders- you could find that forgotten joining letters of 2005 in a fraction of a second. Its intuitive search bar made finding old emails and messages as easy as searching on the web. This search-based approach made email management efficient, unlike the complex method of the past.

The Future of Gmail

As of 2019, the data shows 1.5 billion active users & now 1.8 billion and still counting (No sign of slowing down). Google’s email service has become an essential part of our daily life.

With the Rise of messaging apps & applications, some might wonder about the future of emails. But it continues to evolve, incorporating AI features like smart replies and automated spam filtering & managing. As technology advances, Gmail will likely adapt to meet user’s ever-changing communication needs.

Stay Smiling! Stay Curious! 

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