Gmail crosses 1 billion monthly active users milestone

02 February, 2016
Google has revealed that its email service Gmail now has over a billion monthly active users. The revealtion was made by the Mountain View, California-based company's CEO Sundar Pichai while announcing last quarter's earnings.

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  • Anonymous

Active users as in those who are forced to have a Gmail account to be able to use an Android phone and download apps. lol. I bet more than half of these so called active users don't even open their email accounts. lol.

  • Anonymous

RejZoR, 02 Feb 2016It also depends on how many idiots input your e-mail address to ... moreSeems like someone subscribed you for something

  • Anonymous

Gmail is a good service, deserving milestone.

  • RejZoR

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2016I don't know why, but since I've switched to Hotmail/Live/Outloo... moreIt also depends on how many idiots input your e-mail address to various mailing lists and other spam, thinking they are either incredibly clever by doing that or some sort of l33t haxorz if they subscribe you to some random shit.

Though GMail has really good spam filter. It rarel ymakes mistakes and it filters out 99,99% of spam.

  • Eske Rahn

Define "active" in "active users".....

I thought anyone with an android phone got a gmail account - using it for mail or not...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2016I have used both Yahoo and Hotmail before switching to Gmail. Sp... moreI don't know why, but since I've switched to Hotmail/Live/Outlook a few years ago, I've had like 10 spam emails per year and they all got to the 'Spam' folder. Anyway, maybe it depends on what things you have subscribed to with your address.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2016It's astonishing to see so many people using Gmail, when in fact... moreI have used both Yahoo and Hotmail before switching to Gmail. Spam detection on Gmail is miles ahead of both Yahoo and Hotmail (or outlook or whatever new name MS sticks to the service). Hotmail is the worst, you can't use it to do anything meaningful since it will mark legitimate email as spam but let the blue pills mail go through.

Plus, Inbox is really good.

  • AnonD-308243

AnonD-24893, 02 Feb 2016Because they force people to have an account to use an android p... moretrue

Even more reasons they need to improve Hangouts and promote it to compete inn these messaging app wars

  • Anonymous

It's astonishing to see so many people using Gmail, when in fact it's one of the worst email provider on the market. I think only Yahoo Mail is worse.
Anyway, there are much better working, better looking emails out there. (Live/Outlook Mail for example)

  • AnonD-24893

Because they force people to have an account to use an android phone. Mine is useless.

D9, 02 Feb 2016"Google has revealed that its email service Gmail now has over a... more"At the company’s annual I/O developers conference in May last year, Pichai - who was Google’s senior vice president of products then"
Check this phrase , it means last MAY it crossed 900 million users

  • D9

"Google has revealed that its email service Gmail now has over a billion monthly active users."
"Google’s senior vice president of products then - had revealed 900 million monthly active users figure for Gmail. This means that the service gained 100 million users in the past 7 months."
I'm confused!

  • AnonD-11851

any benefit of this news to users: none