Here’s everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s upcoming Xmail alternative to Gmail

Billionaire Elon Musk has revealed the upcoming launch of “Xmail,” which may potentially rival Google’s Gmail service, following the release of his own version of ChatGPT.

During a chat on his social media platform X, Elon Musk announced that a product called “XMail” is “coming.”

This announcement comes with rumors that Google was going to shut down Gmail due to the spread of a fake image on social media.

It’s unclear when the service will be available because Musk hasn’t given any more information about it. It is expected to be incorporated into the X app, though.

Nathan McGrady, a senior member of X’s Security Engineering team, inquired about the launch date of Xmail, leading to the confirmation. In response, Musk said that the service is in the works, setting the stage for what would cause a major disruption in the email service industry.

He asked, “When are we making XMail?”

Musk only said, “It’s coming,” in response.

One X user quickly said, “Lost trust in Gmail,” in the meanwhile. It’s time to move to Xmail right away! Another said, “I’ll use my Gmail for junk mail the same way I use my Hotmail right now.”

The Fight between Gmail and XMail:

Demand Sage revealed that as of 2024, Gmail has over 1.8 billion active users worldwide, becoming it the most popular email service in the world.

Social media strategist Rhea Freeman responded to the story by saying that X’s version of Gmail “might happen” and that “it’ll be interesting to see the uptake” if it does.

“Elon has made huge changes to Twitter and doesn’t seem to have public opinion on side, so whether people will trust X with their email management will be something to watch,” Freeman stated to MailOnline.

Musk has said before that he wants X to become a “everything app” in the long run.

It’s possible that XMail is being developed at xAI, an artificial intelligence-focused company that Musk founded a year ago.

Google responds to rumors of a Gmail shutdown:

Concerns among internet users were raised by a widely shared post on X that said Gmail would be discontinued. ‘Google is sunsetting Gmail’ was the subject line of an email screenshot that was posted in the post, and it quickly went viral online.

“The journey of Gmail is coming to an end after years of connecting millions of people worldwide, enabling effortless interaction, and creating numerous connections. The notice states, “Gmail will officially be sunsetted on August 1, 2024, signaling the end of its service.”

This indicates that sending, receiving, and storing emails will no longer be supported by Gmail as of this date. The choice of discontinuing Gmail was decided after giving much thought to how the digital world is changing and our commitment to offering outstanding, cutting-edge products that meet user needs,” the statement continued.

More than 4 million people viewed the screenshot after the tweet sparked an argument among Gmail users.

On the other hand, Google declared on X this past Friday that Gmail “is here to stay” and will not be disappearing. Google recently updated the ‘basic HTML’ Gmail design to a new, more vibrant one. The date of this update was January 2024.