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Gmail Hits 1 Billion Users

Gmail Hits 1 Billion Users
Gmail Hits 1 Billion Users

During its earnings call, Google announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. That’s up from 900 million the company announced during its I/O developer conference last May and up from 425 million in 2012.

With this, Gmail joins six of Google’s other popular projects, including Search, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube and Google Play that all also have more than a billion active users, according to Tech Crunch.

The last time Google announced updated numbers for Gmail, the company also said 75% of Gmail users now access their accounts on mobile devices. The company did not update this number, though chances are they have not changed considerably.

With Inbox, Google recently launched a new email experience on top of Gmail. Since this is still an experimental product, it’s probably not driving a lot of new users to Gmail.

It is, however, Google’s platform for experimenting with what a modern email client could look like and Google is also using it to bring some of its machine learning smarts to its users.