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'It's Coming:' Elon Musk Hints At Launching 'XMail' As Alternative To Gmail Even As Google's Service Says It's 'Here To Say'

Published 23/02/2024, 08:50
Updated 23/02/2024, 10:10
© Reuters.  'It's Coming:' Elon Musk Hints At Launching 'XMail' As Alternative To Gmail Even As Google's Service Says It's 'Here To Say'

Benzinga - by Ananya Gairola, Benzinga Staff Writer.

Elon Musk has hinted at plans to launch an alternative to Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Gmail, as part of his vision to convert the X social media platform into an “everything app.”

What Happened: On Friday, an X employee asked, "When are we making XMail?" Musk responded, "It's coming."

Musk's announcement came just an hour after Gmail’s official X account tweeted, "Gmail is here to stay."

The recent revelation follows rumors about Google’s purported plan to phase out Gmail. This misinformation stemmed from an email allegedly from Google, suggesting that "the journey of Gmail is coming to a close."

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