Google to shut down Inbox app in March 2019

Google to shut down Inbox app in March 2019

Google to shut down Inbox app in March 2019

When Google launched the Inbox by Gmail email client in October of 2014, it was a place for the search giant to experiment and test out new and innovative features.

In a disappointing move, Google announced today that it will kill Inbox, the simpler interface for Gmail, at the end of March 2019.

Since its launch, Google has used Inbox to launch a number of innovations for Gmail including Smart Reply, the ability to snooze emails until a later time and more.

One Inbox by Gmail feature that still hasn't made its way over to the standard Gmail service is the email bundling.

Inbox by Gmail was an app created in 2014, that would help users get more customisable email features. As of Android 8.0 (Oreo), snoozing has become an OS-level feature for all notifications and not just emails. It was built around mobile devices and perhaps for the first time, it eschewed the "everything but the kitchen sink" mentality of most email apps at the time.

Background: About four years ago, to the day, the Gmail team announced Inbox. Featuring tight integration with other Google services, Inbox quickly garnered a group of passionate followers. While the exact date was not mentioned by the company, Google did release a Support Guide so that users of Inbox can make the transition to Gmail. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones. Whether that is going back to the Gmail app, or using a third-party app/service.

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