Google to Kill Its Inbox App In Favor of Gmail

Judy Cobb
September 13, 2018

Sure, Google suggests setting up Inbox tabs, but that's not the same thing. In March 2019, we'll have to say our goodbyes. For users, Inbox was a lighter version of Gmail, an email app focusing on what matter most while still offering some nifty features that weren't available to Gmail users.

"Inbox by Gmail has been a great place to experiment with new ideas like snoozing emails to later, as well as try the latest AI-powered experiences like Smart Reply, Nudges and high-priority notifications to help you stay productive", Izatt writes.

Many of these features slowly became redundant though, as both Gmail and Android itself started adopting Inbox's core features. It was an off-shoot email app that was developed by the Gmail team, and would feature a ton of great features that made it easier to get through your email each day.

Now we have an official date for the app's end: Inbox by Gmail will be permanently out of office by the end of March 2019, the tech giant announced on Wednesday. This included better sorting for email, as well as the ability to snooze emails to come back to your inbox tomorrow, next week or even a few months from now.

In a way, Inbox served as a testbed for future Gmail features. The company claimed that it had no plans to change its email client and saw it as a place to continue testing innovative features.

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When I reviewed Inbox back in 2014 I quickly realized that the service was not something that I wanted to use.

The impact: This means that for those that use Inbox for their email, they'll need to look elsewhere to deal with email.

Inbox was an experimental playground of sorts that Gmail users could switch to (and from) easily as it used the same account and data sources as Gmail.

As the curtain falls, Google has prepared a guide for users transitioning from Inbox to Gmail, despite complaints from devoted Inbox users on Twitter.

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