The test is finally over.
Five years after Google released Gmail, its Web email product, the company said the product is officially out of beta.
The change is part of a broader move that Google announced on Tuesday involving Google Apps, the company’s suite of online software products that includes Google Docs and Google Calendar, among others.
The beta label, which tech companies typically use to denote a prototype of a product in the public testing stage, was something of a turn-off to certain potential customers, said Google Senior Product Manager Rajen Sheth.
“They would look at it, see it’s a beta product and stop considering it as a result of that,” Sheth said.