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Google is pulling the plug on its experimental Inbox email app

13 September 2018, 03:22 | Jodi Jackson

Google's Inbox is a different approach to email than the standard Gmail app. Josh Miller CNET

Google's Inbox is a different approach to email than the standard Gmail app.                  Josh Miller  CNET

When Google launched the Inbox by Gmail email client in October of 2014, it was a place for the search giant to experiment and test out new and innovative features. Today, Google announced that it plans to discontinue Inbox, with the app scheduled to disappear by the end of March 2019.

Inbox by Gmail launched in 2014 with the intention of fast-tracking some unique features to adventurous, mobile-first users like attachment content previews in the list view, auto-generated Smart Replies or priority tags for certain senders.

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

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.


Inbox was a testing ground of sorts for new Gmail features.

The arrival of these features in Gmail rightly spurred speculation that Inbox by Gmail would be retired. In fact, most of its best features have, including Unified Inbox. Inbox made it easier to deal with all of the email that we get every single day. 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. Inbox was also a lot cleaner than Gmail, which tends to feel cluttered.

Google has published a support guide to help Inbox users make the transition back to Gmail. Let us know in the comment section below.



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