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Gmail idea proposed by Rajen Sheth in Google interview

Gmail idea proposed by Rajen Sheth

The idea for Gmail was proposed by Rajen Sheth in an interview with Google. The email service was launched on 1st April 2004 with 1GB storage space which was 40 times of what was then offered by the competition. Most web users thought it was an April Fool’s prank because Google is notorious for that.

Initially, Gmail was available only to people who had special invites and this made it even more coveted. As its popularity grew, Gmail started to capture the web-based email market and, as of 2017, is the most popular free email service in the world.

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