Gmail is celebrating its 15th birthday by rolling out a few new features for its users
The platform was developed by Paul Buchheit on April 1 in 2004.
Gmail is celebrating its 15th birthday today. The platform was developed by Paul Buchheit on April 1, 2004. Since then, the email provider has all but taken over the world. Every one you know and will meet probably has a Gmail address.
Initially, Gmail would provide only 1GB of storage to its users but they have now increased it to 15GB and in the process, attracted around 1.5 billion monthly active consumers. Users can receive emails with a 50MB cap and can send attachments up to 25 MB. If the limit exceeds a particular size, then the user can upload it on the cloud and send it straight from there.
So, on its 15th birthday, Gmail rolled out a few new features that will help you schedule emails for the future. Think about it, if you have to send an emergency email and you don’t have a laptop or phone, you don't need to turn on your device and do it while you are at home. Now, you will be able to write the email while you are in office and schedule it for a later date.
Apart from this, Google has also introduced the Smart Compose feature to Android devices. The feature was already available for desktops and now has been rolled out for Android devices. Smart Compose is a feature that helps consumers complete their sentences as they’re writing. It suggests words that should appear in your text which will help when you’re in a hurry and need to write a quick email. This Smart Compose feature is based on neural network technology and you can find out more about it here.
Google has expanded the feature to be used in four new languages including Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. The company also recently introduced dynamic features to Gmail that will makes your inbox a little more dynamic (like a chatbox) as compared to the traditional thread which was not as clean as it is now.