Jump to content

  •  

‘Google sunsetting Gmail’ goes viral on social media [No, it’s not]


Recommended Posts

gmailappicon.jpg

 

The internet has been abuzz with the trending topic of “Google sunsetting Gmail”. However, the truth behind this trend is not as alarming as it may initially seem. In reality, Google is not sunsetting Gmail, but rather, it’s sunsetting Gmail’s basic HTML view.

 

The confusion began when a screenshot of a notice claiming Google is shutting down Gmail went viral on social media. This led to widespread speculation and theories, causing “Google sunsetting Gmail” to trend online. However, these claims were quickly debunked as a hoax.

 

 

What Google is actually doing is discontinuing Gmail’s basic HTML view, a simplified experience that was severely outdated in terms of features. This view served as a decent backup option for those who only needed a bare-bones view of their inbox. Starting from January 2024, Gmail will automatically switch to the Standard view.

 

Despite the hoax, Google continues to add new experiences and improvements to Gmail. Gmail remains one of the core pillars of Google, and every Google Account in existence is tied to a Gmail account. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Gmail isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

 

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying information before sharing it online. It also highlights how easily misinformation can spread and cause unnecessary panic.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Were you one of the many who believed the hoax, or did you suspect it was misinformation all along? Share your views in the comments below.

 

 

Read more:

 

 

Top image: Mikhail Primakov | Dreamstime.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.





×
×
  • Create New...
The Creative Network

DesignTAXI

The Creative Finder

The Bazaar

Trendingger (BETA)

Community Resources

Become a member

  • Sign up for free
  • Pro/Business Accounts
  • Log into your account

    Forum Rules & Guidelines

    Terms of Use

    DMCA Copyright Notice

    Privacy Policy

    Cookies

    Contact Us

    Advertise with us

  • Express self-serve ads
  • Other advertising inquiries
  • Popular Categories

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Innovation
  • Accessibility
  • Creative Ad Ideas
  • Climate Change & Sustainability
  • Copyright
  • Humor
  • Inclusivity
  • Travel
  • WTF
  • Creative Disciplines

  • 3D
  • AR / VR
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Branding
  • Character Design
  • Comics
  • Fashion Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Logo Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Product Design
  • Street Art
  • Typography
  • UI/UX
  • Video Games