Gmail sends tweet to announce that it now has 1.5 billion active users

Gmail sends tweet to announce that it now has 1.5 billion active users
A tweet sent today from the official Gmail Twitter account says that Google's email platform now has 1.5 billion active users. That is up 33% from the 1 billion active users that Gmail reported 34 months ago in February, 2016. With a world population of 7.53 billion, there is one Gmail account open for every five people on the planet. Keep in mind that several subscribers do have more than one account.

Gmail started on the desktop in April 2004 as a limited beta release (which ended by July, 2009). A java version became available to mobile phones in 2006. By 2012, Gmail had 425 million active users, a figure that more than doubled to 900 million by 2015. 75% of them were using the service on a mobile phone.

Today's tweet includes a GIF that shows a message being typed on the Gmail desktop version that reads, "We just wanted to say thanks to each and every one of you," and is signed "Love, the Gmail team." If you are not one of the 1.5 billion Gmail users, you can install the app on your phone by clicking on the appropriate link: (Android|iOS).

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17 Comments

1. Xavier1415

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Awesome

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

1.5 billion stupid people who’s dumb enough to allow Google to spy on their emails, uploaded content, spreadsheets and documents. Before you get mad, go read their privacy policy, it’s right there in plain writing.

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

We all know how you look very Apple and believe in Apples privacy. Yet Apple is quick to sell it's own users data for a profit. To the tune of 9 billion to Google this year. So don't act like Apple is all about your privacy. Apple does that to look good in the sheeple eyes.

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Post the exact document that shows “Apple sells it’s own users data for a profit”

12. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Googles services data mine, it's a fact, end of! Apple allows Googles services onto IOS, for a handsome price rumoured to be $9 billion this year. Therefore Apple is profiting massively from Google mining Apple customers data. Apple has made it's customers the product, although Tim Crook claims they would never do so. Apple also datamines the crap out of it's users but won't admit what it does with said data but some of it is definitly passed on to 3rd partys as is stated in Apples (very carefully worded) privacy policy.

8. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Its a payment to apple for making google as default browser. Its a risk for those who use it. Dumb!

11. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Are you that Nieve to think it's only for the default search. Really? 9 billion for only the default search option. If you believe it's only for default search, then I have some prime land for sale in the artic ocean. Do you want to buy it? I will give you a great deal.

14. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

So you can’t list a source for your claims. Just say that instead of spreading conspiracy theories.

13. path45th

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Google pays that much because they know that Safari has more traffic than any other browser on smartphones. But so sad to see how many people not caring to “share” their life with Google. It’s ignorance. Google does the same like colonists buying gold and spices with mirrors and glass colourful beads.

17. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Google pays that much because they know that Safari has more traffic than any other browser on smartphones" Got any proof of that?, especially as Apple only has 15% of the market.

6. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Google makes good first party services, so it might be worth it to be a random number with data attached. I think Google is only falling behind on Keep. It needs folders, labels aren’t anywhere near as good.

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Something is wrong with your comment section PA. Getting errors and double posts.

15. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Same with me since a month..

16. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Same with me since a month..

9. gamehead unregistered

Impressive

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"platform now has 1.5 billion active users. That is up 33% from the 1 billion active users that Gmail reported 34 months ago in February, 2016" R.I.P math

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