Google to Kill Its Inbox App In Favor of Gmail


Google has already brought many features from Inbox over to Gmail, so one might say that it was inevitable that Google would kill off Inbox.

What do you think about Google killing support for Inbox?

According to a Google blog posted today, if you use Inbox, it will still be functional at least until the end of March 2019.

Google launched Inbox by Gmail about four years ago, presenting it as an email app to complement Gmail, changing the way users experience their digital mail.

As years rolled out, Inbox became more popular among its users, and later began rolling out forward-thinking feature like Smart Replies and Unified Inbox.

Google terminates Google Inbox service
Google is pulling the plug on its experimental Inbox email app

The arrival of these features in Gmail rightly spurred speculation that Inbox by Gmail would be retired.

Many of these features slowly became redundant though, as both Gmail and Android itself started adopting Inbox's core features. 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.

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

They've complained that Inbox's handy features, like bundling of trip-related emails and GitHub/Trello notifications, haven't quite made their way to Gmail yet, and who knows if they will. At that time, the company will discontinue the app. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones.

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