In order to send larger files, users can insert files from Google Drive into the message.Gmail has a search-oriented interface and a "conversation view" similar to an Internet forum.Today, the service comes with 15 gigabytes of storage.Users can receive emails up to 50 megabytes in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25 megabytes.Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service developed by Google.Users can access Gmail on the web and using third-party programs that synchronize email content through POP or IMAP protocols.In October 2012, Google added over 100 virtual keyboards, transliterations, and input method editors to Gmail, enabling users different types of input styles for different languages in an effort to help users write in languages that aren't "limited by the language of your keyboard.” Gmail's "basic HTML" version will work on almost all browsers.The modern AJAX version is officially supported in the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari web browsers on a rolling basis.
The company has been the subject of lawsuits concerning the issues.
The Gmail Labs feature, introduced on June 5, 2008, allows users to test new or experimental features of Gmail.
Users can enable or disable Labs features selectively and provide feedback about each of them.
In August 2011, Google introduced Gmail Offline, an HTML5-powered app for providing access to the service while offline.
Gmail Offline runs on the Google Chrome browser and can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.
Gmail started as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and ended its testing phase on July 7, 2009.