Google to kill Inbox early next year


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

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.

When Inbox launched, Google introduced and implemented new features such as email bundling and snoozing. The app presented features not found in the Gmail experience and earned itself some faithful users as a result.

But progress on Inbox noticeably slowed, and we can't help but think many users preferred the comfort of Gmail rather than the flashy, if unfamiliar Inbox. As Google looks to shut down the service by the 2019 deadline, Gmail users might find more features from Inbox by Gmail being integrated into their regular email experience. A playground to try out all sorts of new features by way of helping people gey their cluttered inboxes under control, from smart replies to automatically grouping emails of certain kinds together. What started out as an invite-only service, turned into a pretty popular email app. This merging of features led to uncertainty about the future of Inbox, and ultimately, to its demise. It's a service many of us use every single day. Fortunately, because Inbox requires a Gmail account to use, all the messages in their Inbox account are also still on Gmail.

To help users using Inbox move back to Gmail proper, Google has supplied a transition guide on their support site. Let us know in the comment section below.