Gmail revolutionized email with 1GB free storage 20 years ago

The Verge March 29, 2024, 04:00 PM UTC

Summary: Gmail, launched 20 years ago, offered 1GB of storage for free, revolutionizing email. It now has 1.2 billion users globally. Despite competition from messaging apps like Slack and WhatsApp, Gmail remains essential. Google emphasizes fast search capabilities and has made minor updates over the years. Gmail serves as a digital archive of users' lives, evolving to meet changing needs while maintaining its central role in online communication.

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