Google's Gmail Turns 15
Created by Paul Buchheit on April 1, 2004, Gmail started with an initial storage capacity of one gigabyte per user.
Google’s email service Gmail that has nearly 1.5 billion monthly active users turned 15 on Monday. Created by Paul Buchheit on April 1, 2004, Gmail started with an initial storage capacity of one gigabyte per user.
Google also bought Android and YouTube, the biggest mobile operating system and video-sharing site.
A year after Gmail, the company launched Google Maps which is now the leading map service on the web.
Today, Gmail allows 15GB free storage. Users can receive emails up to 50MB in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25MB in size.
Google rolled out the big redesign of Gmail in 2018 and added several new features, including Smart Reply, email snoozing, follow-up Nudges and hover actions, as well as the inline attachments and images on Android.