Gmail has over 1 billion lively customers

Gmail has over 1 billion active users

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Does it really feel like nearly everybody you recognize has a Gmail handle? You are not alone. Whereas discussing its newest fiscal outcomes, Alphabet has confirmed that there at the moment are over 1 billion lively Gmail customers per 30 days, or one hundred million greater than there have been final Might. That is an enormous milestone, nevertheless it’s virtually shocking that Google’s e-mail service did not hit the magic determine earlier. In any case, Fb reached the 1 billion mark final summer time, and it is a non-important social community — you’d assume an important device like e-mail would get there first. Clearly, Fb is a extra widespread bond that transcends your selection of e-mail suppliers.

That is not the one tidbit Alphabet needed to crow about, although. It additionally famous that about 10 % of replies from Google Inbox customers are automated. There’s an actual probability that your Inbox-toting good friend responded to your considerate, rigorously-written e-mail with a fast AI-generated message. That does not bode nicely for the way forward for human interplay, however it does recommend that Autoreply is greater than a mere novelty.

Thanks a billion for serving to us make Gmail higher and higher!

— Gmail (@gmail) February 1, 2016