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FACT CHECK: Is Google Shutting Down Gmail in August 2024? [Video]

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Brand Marketing on Social Media

Is Gmail closing down? A post on social media has gone viral over the past couple of days that claims to be an authentic email announcing that Gmail — Google’s email service — would be shutting down in August 2024. Users have been scrambling to find out the truth behind the claim given that millions of people across the world would then be losing their email accounts.

However, there is no truth in the wild claim and is fake. Even Google clarified that it is not closing its Gmail and users need not worry. Also, there is no information available on Google’s official site and no prominent media outlet has reported it.

Wild Claim Creates Panic

On Thursday, February 22, an user @growing_daniel of X (formerly Twitter) shared a screenshot of what looked to be an email from Google Analytics, claiming that the firm was “sunsetting” Gmail, its email service.

The screenshot was accompanied …

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