Google reveals huge Gmail news ahead of fresh new Android update

GMAIL users have been given some huge news from Google ahead of a fresh new Android update that is going to deliver new functionality for the client’s app.

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Gmail is Google’s email solution that is used around the world (Image: Getty • Google)


And users of the software recently received some big news from Google.

The American tech company has declared that Gmail now currently has 1.5billion users.

Google’s Gmail twitter account made the announcement and shared a GIF that said “Thank you!”.

It went on: “We just wanted to say thanks to each and every one of you.

“Love, the Gmail team.

“We have reached 1.5billion active users.”

Such a milestone comes shortly after it was recently discovered Gmail is giving Android users that pick up the Google Pixel 3 a very handy feature when it releases on November 1.

That is because Pixel 3 units running the Gmail app have been shown arriving with the Smart Compose feature that originally debuted on the client’s desktop version back in April.

Smart Compose harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) to suggest sentences based on context.

When it originally arrived, Google said the tool would allow emails to be written faster than ever.

The tech giant stated: “From your greeting to your closing (and common phrases in between), Smart Compose suggests complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them with ease.

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Gmail now currently has 1.5billion users (Image: Google • Twitter @gmail)

“Because it operates in the background, you can write an email like you normally would, and Smart Compose will offer suggestions as you type.

“When you see a suggestion that you like, click the ‘tab’ button to use it.”

Android Police recently insisted Smart Compose had appeared on Pixel 3 units but was yet to display on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hardware.

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Pixel 3 units running the Gmail app have been shown arriving with the Smart Compose feature (Image: Getty)

During Google’s recent hardware event on October 9, it was emphasised the new Gmail feature will be exclusive to Pixel hardware.

However, just like Google Assistant and Lens integration, it is expected the tool will come to other Android devices in the future.

Although Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will have Smart Compose from the outset, it is currently unknown when older Pixel hardware will receive it.