Gmail has around 1.5 billion users today
On April 1, 2004 Gmail was launched. The service has evolved a lot since that time. Today, it announces a rundown of new features coming soon:
- Gmail will be more assistive. Its Smart Compose, an AI-powered feature that helps write emails quicker, will include more languages (Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese) and will become available to Android (previously, it was only available on Pixel 3 devices), with iOS coming soon. Smart Compose is also getting smarter. It will personalize suggestions and will be able to suggest a subject line based on the email you’ve written.
- A user can now decide when their email gets delivered to someone else’s inbox. Today, Google added a new feature that lets you schedule email to be sent at a more appropriate date or time, which is helpful if you’re working across time zones, or want to avoid interrupting someone’s vacation.
- Lastly, you can now take action without leaving your inbox. You can respond to a comment thread in Google Docs, browse hotel recommendations, etc. directly within emails. This way you don’t have to open a new tab or app to get things done.