As you may know by now, Gmail turned 10 years old on April Fools day this year. Yea, who is the fool – right? One of the easiest, most versatile, large storage and FREE email clients is 10 this year.
“Created the first version of Gmail within one day”
Tweetable Gmail Facts
- Gmail was in beta version for 5 years
- Gmail is available today in 57 languages, and is used by roughly 500 million people.
- The proposed 1GB of storage seemed crazy a decade ago.
- Time reports that the “alleged storage capacity of 1GB was 500 times what Microsoft’s Hotmail offered
- Standard Gmail boxes are up to 15GBs each today
- Gmail was code-named Caribou
- Googlers raised eyebrows at the project
- It was the work of a tiny team. When Gmail launched, there were only about a dozen Google employees working on it
- 44.3% of US mobile owners use the Gmail app on their devices – comscore 2013