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Google Inbox is being discontinued

Inbox by Gmail Google Inbox is being discontinued
Cecil Davis | 13 September, 2018, 09:56

In a Wednesday blog post, Google said it plans to shut down the email product at the end of March 2019 "to focus exclusively on Gmail".

Google has made a decision to shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app by March next year.

When Inbox launched, Google introduced and implemented new features such as email bundling and snoozing.

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But in an overhaul to Gmail this year, Google implemented numerous innovative features that were introduced in Inbox. The change comes into effect soon after the search giant rolled out a design overhaul for Gmail from June this year. Google was pretty adamant about the future of Inbox saying at that time that there's no reason users should be anxious, as the app is here to stay. 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. The app which served as an experimental testbed for Gmail features as well as a streamlined email client for the service, has apparently outlived its welcome with the company.

The impact: This means that for those that use Inbox for their email, they'll need to look elsewhere to deal with email. 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. Featuring tight integration with other Google services, Inbox quickly garnered a group of passionate followers. Whether that is going back to the Gmail app, or using a third-party app/service.