Google has revealed plans of increasing its mail storage, calling it their ‘top secret Infinity+1 storage plan’. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of the company’s email service - Gmail.
A post on the site said, “To celebrate our one-year birthday, we’re giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able.”
The Gmail homepage says, “The gift that keeps on giving,” and there is a timer along side that ticks away increasing mail storage for users every second.
According to Marissa Mayer, director of consumer web products - Google, the company aims to upgrade their service to a stage where storage space is not an issue for its users. She also said that it was possible for the company to provide such a huge amount of space due to the way the company has setup up its computer infrastructure.
Incidentally, Yahoo announced that it is upgrading its email storage space to 1 GB last week.
Google started offering their email service in April last year, stoking competition among rival companies like Microsoft and Yahoo and pushed them to upgrade their service.
Yahoo and Microsoft initially upgraded their free email storage space to 250 MB. In a constant battle to broaden their reach to the maximum number of desktop computers, these software giant are churning out newer services on a regular basis.
Interestingly, even though Gmail has announced this upgrade it still remains in the beta stage and subscription to their service is through invitation. In March Google had started offering invitations to Gmail on its site.
The company is also reportedly testing a phishing protection solution for its email service.