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Gmail hits 1 billion monthly active users

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Gmail hits 1 billion monthly active users
During the Q4 earnings call for Alphabet today, Google announced that Gmail had hit a pretty big milestone. According to Google, the email service now has 1 billion monthly active users, which is quite an impressive number. Unfortunately, Google didn't announce numbers for related products like Hangouts.

Gmail has been growing at a steady clip. Google had announced back in May that Gmail was up to 900 million monthly active users. That announcement came along with the impressive Inbox app leaving behind its invite system and being made available to everyone. Of course, Gmail isn't Google's first billion-user service, it is actually the seventh, joining the ranks of Search, Chrome, Android, Google Play, Maps, and YouTube.

Another interesting stat about Gmail that Google provided was about smart replies, which are the automatic suggestions for quick responses to emails based on machine analysis of the text in the message you received. According to Google, Gmail's automatically-generated suggested responses account for 10 percent of all the replies made in its mobile app.

Have any of you out there used quick replies? What was your experience like?

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posted on 01 Feb 2016, 20:47

1. Settings (Posts: 2330; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Am I the only one here who still views the HTML version of Gmail?

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:12 1

2. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

7 of that 1billion active user is me :-/

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:20 2

3. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Yeah, I use it as a spam dump account for all the sign-ups...

# one of 7B

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:25

4. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2108; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Yep, just like me.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:28 2

5. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)

Of course. How many million of android device out there and include the iOS. It is mandatoty for android device because you can download any apps if you don't sign-in your Gmail account.

Can you sign-in in your Google store using your Yahoo or Hotmail account? It's a BIG NO. The same with Windows phone. While in iOS can be use Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:39

8. AlikMalix (unregistered)

... EDIT: nevermind, what I posted was pointless...

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 22:01

9. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Ok, I get what you're saying but....

In iOS how do you sign into iTunes or the Apple App Store? Apple doesnt have an email address anymore (IIRC) so its a lil apples to oranges comparison here.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 00:34

14. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Using Apple ID which is tied to any email account. Mine's tied to gmail, but I use my fingerprint to purchase from AppStore or iTunes.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 22:32

10. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1055; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

You don't need a Gmail to get a Google account.....

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 00:36

15. AlikMalix (unregistered)

If I understand correctly, You need Google + (which requires you to sign in using a gmail account. I may be wrong...

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 02:26

16. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)

I was talking about in smartphone.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:30

6. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

I thought Gmail already passed 1B users.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 21:37 1

7. AlikMalix (unregistered)

1B Active users.. (little trolling, but thats including those that check it every 6 months to delete all accumulated spam...., like me)

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 22:33

11. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1055; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

Arh someone a little bitter? Because the 3 apple mail (or what ever it is called) can't compete?

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 00:31

13. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Actually no, not bitter (that's why I said "little trolling" - having fun with the facts).

But Apple will never compete with gmail - they don't need to: gmail needs users because that's one of the services to advertise thru. Apple does not use iCloud email as a means of revenue - it's provided as a service to their users just like nearly all Apple services. Google's services are ad driven and supported. It would make no sense for Apple to need more iCloud email users... I hope you understand this (I'm not trolling or anything).

Basically there are different motives for these two companies. Apple boasts about sales because their business is selling hardware. Google boasts about users because their revenue comes from ad views. Both are great at what they do.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 22:37

12. Samir_Maric (Posts: 89; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

Hey guys, What's App also break the record once again, now has over 1 billion monthly active users which translates to one in seven people on Earth.

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