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1 billion people now use Gmail

tech Updated: Feb 02, 2016 13:01 IST
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When Google wanted to make the app smarter, they made a completely new app altogether -- Inbox. (Google)

Joining the billion party with WhatsApp, Google’s versatile mail client -- Gmail -- has also hit one billion active users. The e-mail client isn’t the most cutting-edge app from the company, but remains a crowd favourite by not changing much. Google made the announcement of this milestone during their earnings call on Monday

Read more: Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

When Google wanted to make the app smarter, they made a completely new app altogether -- Inbox.

Gmail has joined Google Search, Android, Chrome, YouTube, Google Play and Google Maps in the billion user club offered by the Mountain View-based company that boast of more than one billion monthly active users.

The Gmail app faces off against Outlook and Yahoo! Mail in terms of functionality and purpose to offer mail services and capitalises on Google’s search algorithms for a better organisation of mail.

One of the reasons that Gmail stays popular is sticking to basics. Over the years, mail applications have evolved to attracts more users but Gmail has stayed much the same on desktop and mobile.