Google announced today that Gmail has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users. The number is above the 900 million search engine announced during Google I / O 2015 and well beyond the 425 million that were in service in 2012.
Reaching over 1 billion active users, Gmail now joins the Search, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube, and Google Play services that had previously surpassed the mark.
Thanks a billion for helping us make Gmail better and better! Https: //t.co/Rd82YqwGjl
– Gmail (@gmail) February 1, 2016
In response to Gmail's numbers, Facebook announced this afternoon that WhatsApp has also reached 1 billion monthly active users.