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Google is shutting down its Inbox app

Google is shutting down its Inbox app

A "lighter" version of Gmail, Inbox app has some features that are not available on Gmail.

Google's Inbox, a service that provided a number of smart new features like snoozing emails and integration with Google Now Assistant reminders - essentially treating emails like individual tasks - will be shut down in March next year, a little over four years since its introduction in the October of 2014. Compared to Gmail, Inbox is something of a dark horse and has often been regarded as a testing ground for features that later make their way into Gmail.

Though Inbox featured some redundancy with Gmail, it's a shame to see it go.

Google has chose to shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app by March next year. "Inbox enthusiasts-some of whom used the app precisely because it wasn't Gmail-will take the news hard, even if Inbox's influence on the current Gmail has been profound". Google rolled out a complete redesign of Gmail in April this year incorporating almost off the key features of Inbox. Indeed, that same listing says that the last update was delivered on August 9, 2013 - more than five years ago at this point - so it isn't like development on Gmail Online has been particularly active lately.

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

Google will remove Gmail Offline from the Chrome Web Store on December 3, 2018. Maybe Inbox was doomed from the start, but erase the frustration of Inbox users on this sad day. Luckily fans of Inbox still have Gmail to fall back on and won't have to lose numerous features that made them love Inbox. Google published a support page that it says should help users transition from Inbox to Gmail.

Now You: Are you affected by the termination of Google Inbox? Let us know in the comment section below.


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