Panic Among Users as Fake Email Claims Gmail Shutdown

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Panic Among Users as Fake Email Claims Gmail Shutdown

A fake email claiming that Gmail had been shut down caused panic among users on X, formerly known as Twitter. The post, intended as a joke, used a real email from Google about changes to the basic HTML view and reorganized it to make it appear like the entire service was being discontinued.

Fake News Spreads Quickly:

The message, which began “We’re reaching out to share an important update to Gmail. After years of connecting millions around the world… Gmail’s journey is coming to an end,” spread quickly on the platform. Many users believed it due to Google’s history of shutting down services, as documented on the website “Killed by Google.”

Google Denies Shutdown:

Google quickly debunked the claim, stating “Gmail is here to stay” on X. Gmail, launched in 2004, has grown to become the world’s largest email service with an estimated 2 billion users.

Important Reminder:

This incident highlights the importance of verifying information before sharing it online, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like popular services shutting down. Always check for official statements from the company in question before spreading panic.

Additional Notes:

  • The original post on X claimed the shutdown was accidental due to a mix-up with Google’s Gemini AI service, but this was part of the joke.
  • Google has a history of shutting down services, but Gmail remains a core product and is unlikely to be discontinued.

I hope this revised version is more suitable for a news format.

michael Stepansky

Conducts studies in the field of political sciences.
Creates their articles by scanning media

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