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TrendingNo joke. Gmail goes public on April Fools'!

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Gmail: A Behind the Scenes Video

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Introducing Gmail Blue

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Mobile web Gmail in 44 languages

Considered by many as an April Fools' joke, Google's email service Gmail started as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and it ended its testing phase in 2009. Currently, Gmail has about 1.5 billion active users and holds 20% of the global email market. Today marks its 16th anniversary.