Google Inbox launched as an invite-only application in 2014. Its aim was to create a more efficient email experience for users. Now Google company has decided to shut down this application by March 2019. In this article, we review the reasons why the company has decided to retire its Gmail Inbox application.
What is Google Inbox?
Around four years ago Google company introduced a new application which lived alongside Gmail. This app came with a lot of different new ideas such as snoozing and bundling. Inbox offered a newer and a better email experience to users. Many of its features were amazing, mainly because they were so obviously lacking in Gmail without dealing with hacky third-party solutions.
Reminders, a feature which is available to the users of the Inbox, is not yet available to the regular Gmail users. You may find a number of features like this in apps like Google Tasks and Google Keep which can be used by those on Gmail on their PCs or even their mobile platforms. Google has made these apps available for Android and iOS as well. You can use these apps along with Gmail for a better experience. All these features will soon be added to the new Gmail update.
Google has published a support guide to help Inbox users make the transition back to Gmail. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones. You can watch the video below
Why Google Inbox app is out
Shutting down this app, however, was not a surprise since they have already added many features of Inbox to Gmail. The main reason why they are shutting down Google Inbox is that the company wants to focus more on improving Gmail itself. the company has now released a complete redesign of Gmail which includes all Google Inbox great features and even more. This brings in a lot of possible improvements in the Gmail. Like we might see some AI features in the future.