Jump to navigation Gmail software as a service to search This article is about Google’s email service. Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service developed by Google. At launch, Gmail had an initial storage capacity offer of one gigabyte per user, a significantly higher amount than competitors offered at the time.
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Today, the service comes with 15 gigabytes of storage. Users can receive emails up to 50 megabytes in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25 megabytes. By February 2016, Gmail had one billion active users worldwide, and was the first app on the Google Play Store to hit one billion installations on Android devices. On April 1, 2005, the first anniversary of Gmail, the limit was doubled to two gigabytes of storage. Georges Harik, the product management director for Gmail, stated that Google would “keep giving people more space forever.
On April 24, 2012, Google announced the increase of storage included in Gmail from 7. Photos, allowing users 15 gigabytes of included storage among the three services. Users can buy additional storage, shared among Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos, through a monthly subscription plan. As of 2017, storage of up to 15 gigabytes is included, and paid plans are available for up to 30 terabytes for personal use. There are also storage limits to individual Gmail messages. One message, including all attachments, cannot be larger than 25 megabytes. This was changed in March 2017, to allow receiving of email up to 50 megabytes, with the limit for sending email staying at 25 megabytes.