Gmail on mobile devices just hit a massive milestone
Google's email service has reached a new milestone, as Gmail for Android surpassed 10 billion installations on the Google Play Store.
Billions of people around the world currently use the search giant's email app for both work and personal email accounts, especially since it comes pre-installed on almost all Android smartphones.
Over the years, Google has added new features and functionality to Gmail, including the ability to make video calls directly within the app via Google Meet, and more recently new search filters that provide mobile users with the same. tools they have on the desktop.
While Gmail has been around for years and has now been installed more than 10 billion times, Google's other email app, Inbox by Gmail, launched in 2015 and was shut down just four years later. However, many of Inbox's ideas eventually made their way to the main Gmail app, including the ability to snooze emails, Smart Reply, nudges, and high-priority notifications.
Gmail is the latest proprietary Android app to reach more than 10 billion installs and joins the ranks of Google Play, YouTube, and Google Maps services, which have also reached this milestone.
While Google Play services were the first app to do so in 2020, it was followed by YouTube last summer and then Google Maps in November 2021. Google Chrome also crossed the 10 billion installs threshold at the time of writing. this article.
When it comes to the next apps to hit 10 billion installs, both Meta's Facebook app and Google Drive are pretty close with over 5 billion installs, respectively.
Now that Gmail has reached 10 billion installations, Google is likely to commemorate this milestone in a blog post, and we might even see additional features coming to the company's email app soon.
Source: Anthony Spadafora, Techradar