Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Google is Killing Inbox Because Nothing Gold Can Stay

Google is Killing Inbox Because Nothing Gold Can Stay

Now You: Are you affected by the termination of Google Inbox? On the back end, Inbox was the same thing as Gmail, and worked with your existing Gmail address.

Inbox by Gmail was an app created in 2014, that would help users get more customisable email features.

Now that the big Gmail redesign has arrived, Google is shedding some dead weight by retiring Inbox. The app presented features not found in the Gmail experience and earned itself some faithful users as a result.

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

Google is shutting down Inbox in March 2019, and encouraging users to switch back to Gmail.

Background: About four years ago, to the day, the Gmail team announced Inbox.

A few features aren't coming over, however, including pinned emails, reminders, and bundles.

We introduced the new Gmail in April this year, incorporating numerous same features you've come to love about Inbox plus newer features like Smart Compose, which helps you draft emails faster. What started out as an invite-only service, turned into a pretty popular email app. Featuring tight integration with other Google services, Inbox quickly garnered a group of passionate followers.

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. Google published a support page that it says should help users transition from Inbox to Gmail. Let us know in the comment section below.

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