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April 11, 2013

GMail turns 9, started the growing 1GB Inbox

In April 2004, Google launched GMail as invite-only and introduced one of the biggest (if not the biggest) Inbox in all of the free email world. The default storage size of the inbox was 1GB and increases algorithmically everyday.

Here’s an infographic of the Evolution of GMail, outlining the development of one of Google’s most widely used services. With 1GB right out of the inbox, it was among the biggest with other existing services only giving 50MB to 250MB back then.

Before GMail, most people were either using Yahoo!, HotMail and other similar services. GMail practically stole the limelight in free email and is now among the top 3 email services in the world.


16 Responses to “GMail turns 9, started the growing 1GB Inbox”

  1. tipler says:

    ganda ng ginawa mong infographic

    • Jay
      Twitter: raphnix
      says:

      Hahaha, the sarcasm in this comment is what I see. I can’t even read the text in the infographic.

  2. koolpinoy says:

    kahit izoom mo na nga yung image di pa rin mabasa… lumuha pa tuloy mata ko pucha! LOL

  3. council
    Twitter: council
    says:

    To assist those who seem to have difficulty in reading – here are some of the other sites hosting the same image:

    http://visual.ly/evolution-gmail?utm_source=visually_embed

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18k8e8osys6j6png/original.png

    http://resources.news.com.au/files/2013/04/11/1226618/068894-gmail.jpg

  4. rommel says:

    tsk tsk…

    http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/gmail-9-years-and-counting.html

    I don’t even see a link or attribution to the source…

    • yuga says:

      It’s because Google PR sent us this email and infographic just moments ago. I don’t think it needs any attribution back to our Inbox.

  5. Slaters gonna slate says:

    Google mismo gumawa ng infographic na yan. Mga haters!

  6. Michael
    Twitter: browse10
    says:

    One thing I love with Gmail. Once you have the account. You get almost Google services. Like Blogging comes to handy and Youtube account as well. You can do much thing aside sending or receive emails.

  7. Kung nalalabuan kayo, check nyo yung same infographic na naka-publish sa Mashable.com.

  8. Dazed_32 says:

    I still remember how I was “wowed” by that 1 Gb mail storage capacity. :-)

  9. Mica
    Twitter: micasobre
    says:

    I felt like I was part of the elite just by having a gmail account before. Haha good times

  10. el toro bumingo
    Twitter: eltorobumingo
    says:

    I love Gmail. It works fine with Thunderbird. I hope the Yahoo! free email would one day have the option to be downloaded by Thunderbird.

    Thanks Google for giving us Gmail :)

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