Elon Musk Teases ‘Xmail’ Launch Amidst Gmail Shutdown Speculations

In a recent announcement on his social media platform X, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hinted at the imminent launch of ‘Xmail,’ adding a new dimension to the realm of email services and intensifying speculation about its potential competition with Google’s Gmail.

Musk’s confirmation comes in the wake of swirling rumors about Google considering the shutdown of its widely used Gmail service. A faked image circulating on social media networks fueled these speculations, leading to concerns among Gmail users.

While Musk did not disclose additional details about Xmail, it is anticipated to be integrated into the X app. The billionaire entrepreneur responded to queries from Nathan McGrady, a senior member of X’s Security Engineering team, confirming that the new email service is indeed in the pipeline.

“When are we making XMail?” McGrady asked.

Musk’s succinct response was, “It’s coming.”

The revelation has triggered a wave of anticipation and discussions among X users. Some expressed eagerness to make the switch from Gmail to Xmail, citing a loss of trust in the former.

Gmail vs Xmail: A Potential Disruption:

Gmail currently boasts over 1.8 billion active users globally as of 2024, making it the world’s most popular email service, according to Demand Sage. Musk’s venture into the email service sector with Xmail could potentially disrupt this landscape and redefine user preferences.

Social media strategist Rhea Freeman commented on the possibility of X’s version of Gmail, stating that if it materializes, “it’ll be interesting to see the uptake.” She emphasized that Musk’s impact on Twitter raises questions about whether users will trust X with their email management.

Gmail Shutdown Rumors and Google’s Response:

A viral post on X recently claimed that Gmail would be shutting down, causing widespread concern. The post contained a screenshot of a Google email stating the sunset of Gmail as of August 1, 2024. This triggered heated debates and garnered over 4 million views.

However, Google swiftly responded on X, reassuring users that Gmail is not going away and is here to stay. The recent change in the default Gmail interface in January 2024 further affirms Google’s commitment to the email service.

Share this article
Shareable URL
Prev Post

Santosh Trophy 2024: Necio brace powers Goa to victory over Kerala; Services down Arunachal

Next Post

PSU Equity Fund Records Astounding 103% 1-Year Return, Rs 10k SIP Surges to Rs 212,797

Read next
Whatsapp Join