15 years ago Gmail service was launched by Google
On 1 April 2004, Gmail was launched by Google company. It is Google’s most successful product. The web-based system has 1.5 billion users a month. Today, on Gmail’s 15th birthday, Google has announced some features for the mail service. Maybe the announcement also makes you forget about the shutdown of Google Plus, which is happening tomorrow.
Gmail started as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and ended its testing phase on July 7, 2009. At launch, Gmail had an initial storage capacity offer of 1 gigabyte per user. It was a significantly higher amount than competitors offered at that time of 2004. Google surprised everyone and showed they are more than just a search company.
Gmail New Features:
On the 15th birthday of Gmail, the team has announced some useful new Gmail features. It includes improvements to Smart Compose and the ability to schedule emails to be sent in the future.
Gmail is getting Email-Scheduling feature. Now you can schedule your emails. There will be a button available in ‘Send’ drop-down menu. This feature removes the use of third-party apps.
Smart Compose helps you to autocomplete the text you are writing. Now, it can able to adapt to the way you write the greetings in your emails. For example, if you prefer ‘Hey’ over ‘Hello’, then Smart Compose will learn that in time with the help of its artificial intelligence. Then, it will start to use your words in autocomplete texts.
Now Smart compose can also suggest you Subject Line for your email based on the text or content of your mail. This will be very useful who found it hard to write a good subject line in the email conversations.
Smart compose were only available on desktops and Google Pixel smartphones. But from today, it will be available on Android devices. Gmail team also said that it is coming to iOS smartphones soon.
Smart compose also supporting new additional languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese.
Sundar Pichai (India), CEO of Google told that when he first interviewed for a job at Google on April 1, 2004, the same day Gmail launched. Pichai, who’d eventually rise to become CEO of the search giant, said he thought at the time that the email service was an April Fools’ joke.