Google to Shut Down 'Inbox by Gmail' on April 2

Google will shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app on April 2, the company has confirmed to users of the email app.

Google announced in September that it would be shuttering the app toward the end of March 2019, but didn't give a set date for when that would happen.


However, as noted on Reddit, users of the app yesterday began being notified that the app would be "going away in 15 days," which points to April 2 as the end date.

Inbox by Gmail was an experimental email app, offering users features like snoozing emails to check later, Smart Reply, high-priority notifications, and more.

Google says that in the four years of the app's life it "learned a lot about how to make email better," adding some of the most popular Inbox features directly into its main Gmail client, to which the company is directing existing Inbox users.

To help users transition from Inbox to Gmail, Google has set up a guide on its support website. Google says the new Gmail app, launched in April 2018, will be a good home for former Inbox users as it incorporates many of the same features as Inbox, in addition to new ones.



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10 weeks ago
I prefered inbox :/
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10 weeks ago
Why does Google continually shutdown their best services?
Rating: 9 Votes
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10 weeks ago
If you guys are looking for an alternative, try our Spark app. We're launching the Android version in the beginning of April (now it works on Mac and iOS).

Spark has snoozes, email scheduling, quick replies, customizable swipes and notifications. And with its Smart Inbox, you see the important emails at the top and can quickly clear the rest.
Rating: 5 Votes
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9 weeks ago

Why does Google continually shutdown their best services?


I can no longer trust Google. If Google comes up with some amazing new service, I'm not going to use it much, and not get too attached because I know it will go away in a few years.
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10 weeks ago
so upset about this. Gmail doesn’t even suit my colour scheme in my core apps tray.

The real reason it’s going away is they never successfully integrated ads into Inbox.
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9 weeks ago
I really liked inbox and felt it was where gmail would go. It's a shame as gmail is still not as clean and simple as inbox. It should have got more love.
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10 weeks ago
Good decision by Google. I personally found it to be a worthless feature that I never used, and I’m willing to believe ‘Smart reply and annoying emails to check later’ never really appealed to others.
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9 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/19/google-shut-down-inbox-by-gmail-april-2/')


Google will shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app on April 2, the company has confirmed to users of the email app.

Google announced in September that it would be shuttering the app ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/13/google-discontinuing-inbox/') toward the end of March 2019, but didn't give a set date for when that would happen.



However, as noted on Reddit ('https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/b2pjuw/google_inbox_officially_shutting_down_in_15_days/'), users of the app yesterday began being notified that the app would be "going away in 15 days," which points to April 2 as the end date.

Inbox by Gmail was an experimental email app, offering users features like snoozing emails to check later, Smart Reply, high-priority notifications, and more.

Google says that in the four years of the app's life it "learned a lot about how to make email better," adding some of the most popular Inbox features directly into its main Gmail client, to which the company is directing existing Inbox users.

To help users transition from Inbox to Gmail, Google has set up a guide ('https://support.google.com/inbox/answer/9117840?p=transition_to_gmail&visit_id=636724413005238330-3006599950&rd=1') on its support website. Google says the new Gmail app, launched in April 2018, will be a good home for former Inbox users as it incorporates many of the same features as Inbox, in addition to new ones.

Article Link: Google to Shut Down 'Inbox by Gmail' on April 2 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/19/google-shut-down-inbox-by-gmail-april-2/')

One of the worst decisions from google. Gmail is crap in comparison to inbox.
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Good decision by Google. I personally found it to be a worthless feature that I never used, and I’m willing to believe ‘Smart reply and annoying emails to check later’ never really appealed to others.

Inbox is no feature, it’s a product. And by far better UX than gmail.
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10 weeks ago

It’s March?

I'm guessing that's a reference to Google's update in April of 2018.
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10 weeks ago

Gmail has all of that now so how is Spark different/better?

It’s not Google. Better color scheme. Can do imap for non-Google accounts.
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