Google refutes rumors of Gmail shutdown following viral hoax


Google has confirmed that Gmail is not shutting down, despite a hoax that spread widely on social media. A post on X claimed that Gmail would be closing in August, but Google quickly refuted this false claim. This incident highlights the dangers of misinformation online, as many people believe what they see without verifying the facts. While social networks can spread unfiltered information, this Gmail hoax is just one example of the misinformation that can circulate online. Despite Google’s denial of the hoax, it has shut down some services in recent years, including Stadia and YouTube Stories. The company has also announced plans to close Google Podcasts. Despite these closures, Gmail remains the world’s most popular email service with over 1.5 billion active users worldwide.

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