Google discontinuing 'Inbox by Gmail' in March 2019, points users toward Gmail

Delia Walker
September 15, 2018

Inbox, Google's secondary email app, will shutter by the end of March next year, the company has announced. Those who are fond of using this service will have to find another way to access their email offline. I was a huge fan of Inbox, and I switched back to Gmail this year because of all the features that had been dropped. This time on the chopping block is Google's other email client, Google Inbox. Not to be undone by others, email snoozing has now been integrated into Gmail. As a result, we're planning to focus exclusively on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019, " said Mathew Izatt Product Manager, Gmail in a blog post. The new desktop Gmail has an option for offline mode, so a separate Chrome app is no longer necessary.

However, this deadline has apparently been extended, given that the offline Gmail extension for Chrome can still be installed right now. For example, users are provided the ability to sort mail. The Inbox app will be completely removed from all stores. But fast-forward 30 years and with just the phone in your pocket, you can use email to contact virtually anyone in the world...from your best friend to the owner of that bagel shop you discovered last week. There are still some features that have yet to make the migration from the Inbox, particularly the "bundles" feature that group similar emails into one single block, but Google said this is coming to Gmail. He added that for Inbox users, "we know change is hard, so we've created a transition guide to help you switch from Inbox to the new Gmail easily". All your conversations are already waiting for you in Gmail. Reminders and links you had saved to Inbox won't show up in Gmail.

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