It was announced earlier today that the big company Google is celebrating 1 billion users on Gmail.
The world’s most valuable publicly traded company, Google, stated record earnings for quarter four of 2015.
It seems like it keeps getting better for Google. The new report contains details regarding how many people are now using Gmail. And the result of this report is that one billion people now use Gmail on a regular basis.
The company’s CEO Sundar Picha added, in her declaration, that these are monthly active users.
For those who aren’t very familiar with Google’s Gmail history, here are a few things. Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well as via POP3 or IMAP4 protocols.
The company launched their email service back in 2004 and the service was originally available in beta. The service came out of beta in 2009, since they have also launched their new Inbox by Gmail app.
In June 2012, it became the most widely-used web-based email provider in the world, with 425 million active users.
In May 2015, the service had over 900 million users and it took only a few months for it to surpass the billion-mark.
Today, Google is celebrating the impressive record of 1 billion by thanking the users with a funny video on Twitter.
Thanks a billion for helping us make Gmail better and better!https://t.co/Rd82YqwGjl
— Gmail (@gmail) February 1, 2016
During the official statement, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai also noted that the growth of users has been fueled by mobile users.
The data shows it is normal, since Android has more than one billion users and users have been spending more and more time on their smartphones. It is, indeed, a lot easier to check the e-mail everywhere, on-the-go, and it significantly increases the frequency on which the clients use the service.
Apart from Gmail, Google also has many other products with one billion users, including its search service, Chrome, Play, YouTube, Android, and Maps.
A lot of tech companies have begun to break out active users among their various products.
Facebook is famous for this and these days it boasted that Whatsapp crossed the 1 billion monthly active user mark and that a number of its other products, including video, search, Instagram and Messenger, were on the same trajectory. Facebook’s platform has 1.59 billion monthly active users as well.
Talking about other services in the email branch, Hotmail, on the other hand, has around 400 million users. Yahoo is far behind with less than 300 million users.
All in all, compared to other email services these days, the true popularity of Gmail is showcasting.