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10周年を迎えたGmail

2004年4月1日にGmailはベータ版として公開された。

当初は招待制のみで2007年まで続いた。ベータ版から正式版になったのは2009年。

10年経って、Gmailは425,000,000人以上のユーザー数を誇っている。


How Does Gmail Work? - YouTube

 

The Illustrated Explanation of Gmail

On April 1, 2004, Google introduced the beta version of its webmail feature, originally available by invitation only. Ten years later, Gmail boasts more than 425 million users.

Gmail is 10 years old today | The Verge

Google has established a long history of elaborate April Fools' Day pranks. But its most important April 1st announcement came 10 years ago today and centered around a very real product: Gmail. The leading email service was launched in beta form on April 1st, 2004. In the beginning, Gmail was an invite-only affair, and invites would remain the only way of signing up until 2007. (Thankfully they gradually got much easier to come by.)