Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Google’s Inbox Email App Will Cease To Exist, Come March 2019

Google’s Inbox Email App Will Cease To Exist, Come March 2019

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.

Google has announced that Inbox is to close in six months' time.

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.

In 2015, Google introduced a new feature in Inbox that predicted replies by analyzing emails. "As a result, we're planning to focus exclusively on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019". Recently, Google updated its Gmail app with some new features.

Google, however, did not exactly reveal why it is shutting down the Inbox app. Google Gmail product manager Matthew Izatt announced this in a blog post.

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Well, in case you haven't noticed, numerous features that Inbox touted are now native in Gmail.

Inbox began as an email experiment almost four years ago for Google. Currently, one absent feature is bundles which groups similar emails into a single block. Just another case of Google killing off an app or service, Google giveth and Google taketh.

To help users using Inbox move back to Gmail proper, Google has supplied a transition guide on their support site.

When Gmail launched, it made us think about email in new ways by creating threaded conversations.

I know quite a few Gmail users who switched to Inbox when it was released. However, there is a pretty big following for Inbox, so Google may face some backlash here.

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