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February 12, 2007

A Collection of Gmail Homepages

Google updated Gmail's homepage every time a major feature was launched. Fortunately, all the Gmail's homepages are live and you just need to change a single parameter from the login URL to dive into Gmail's history.



April 1st 2004 - Gmail launches. 1 GB of free storage. Everybody thinks it's an April Fools' Day hoax.

-> "Gmail is an experiment in a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that you should never have to delete mail and you should always be able to find the message you want."

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April 1st 2005 - One year of Gmail. 2 GB of storage and the Infinity + 1 storage plan.

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May 2005 (Germany), October 2005 (UK) - Gmail is renamed Google Mail in Germany and UK because Google lost the right to use the name in these countries.

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December 2005 - Google launches a mobile-optimized version of Gmail.

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December 2005 - Gmail homepage optimized for mobile phones. Available at m.gmail.com.

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February 7th 2006 - Gmail Chat launched. Chat with your friends from right inside Gmail.

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November 2nd 2006 - Google launches Gmail mobile application. It's much faster than the mobile site.

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February 2007 - A standard Gmail homepage.

-> "Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient and useful. And maybe even fun."

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February 2007 - Gmail available without invitation in Europe and other countries.

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April 1st 2007. Gmail Paper (April Fools' Day hoax). Your email can be printed for free "with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements, which will appear on the back of your Gmail Paper prints in red, bold, 36 pt Helvetica".

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