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Chat
Commenting
In App Purchases
Microtransactions
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Geotracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers

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About Gmail
In-App Purchases
None
Rating
Everyone

What is Gmail?

Google's Gmail app connects users to the Gmail accounts while on a mobile device. 


The app supports multiple accounts, automatic email filtering, and integrating with other Google services such as Calendar, Voice, and Drive.


The Gmail mobile app offers users a robust range of features, including:


  • Automatic email sorting, filing social and promotional messages into a separate category to read at your leisure.
  • Best-in-class spam protection and intelligent email scam detection.
  • 15 GB of free storage for documents and email attachments.
  • Receive email attachments of up to 15 MB in size.
  • Multiple account support for both Gmail and external email accounts.

Gmail is possibly the most widely-adopted email provider in the world. Approximately 60% of US companies, and 92% of startups, use Gmail as their email service provider.

Is Gmail safe for my kids?

While Gmail is safe for teens, and carries an E for Everyone rating from the ESRB, there are possible privacy concerns with using this app.

Google scans the contents of all messages for several purposes, including spam detection, identifying possible email scams or phishing attempts, and to identify valuable keywords for use in demographically-targeted advertisements. 

This has opened the service up for criticism – and several lawsuits – on the grounds that not all people involved in sending email to Gmail addresses have consented to this inspection of their communications.

In June of 2017, Google announced it would shortly discontinue the practice of automatic email scanning for targeted advertisements, and would instead use data gathered by users of the rest of its Google apps ecosystem.

While its E rating implies Gmail is safe for users of all ages, Google's Terms of Service state that children under the age of thirteen are not permitted to create or use Gmail accounts.

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