Whenever the most famous internet company in the world releases a new product or an application, the whole world takes notice. That was precisely the case when the revolutionary Gmail service was released by Google back in 2004.Google have always known to have every tech geek in the world on edge before the announcement of a big release and Gmail was touted to be the next big thing in the e-mail service around the world. Gmail started out as a service that remains free and supports advertisement at the same time.Gmail was released as a Beta service back in 2004 before being available for general net users around 2007. However, even in 2007, Google released only the Beta version so that they were able to take checks to ensure that a perfect release was withheld for until much later.
One of the biggest advantages that Gmail started out with when it released its full version was the memory space with which it came attached. Earlier competitors such as Yahoo! and Hotmail provided only 2 to 4 MB of space and Gmail came as a breath of fresh air, with memory provision of 1 GB that allowed for mails to contain as much as 25 MB of space.On top of that, sticking to the traditional Google features, the mail app is also available with the classic search bar along with a chat option that is similar to online discussion forums. This extreme user-friendliness of Gmail made it one of the most popular messaging services and today. It is currently used by close to 900 Million users around the world.