Google to Kill Its Inbox App In Favor of Gmail

Gerald Bowen
September 13, 2018

The launch of the new Gmail in April was surely a sign that Inbox, Google's productivity-focused mail app, would soon meet its demise. It started with a single compose line for heaven's sake.

Since its launch, Google has used Inbox to launch a number of innovations for Gmail including Smart Reply, the ability to snooze emails until a later time and more. Hailed as a way to speed up replies, it was merely suggesting short answers that anyone could type in a matter of seconds manually as well.

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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. It was an off-shoot email app that was developed by the Gmail team, and would feature a ton of great features that made it easier to get through your email each day.

We're going to miss the Blue of Inbox but it seems like many much-loved services before it Google has plans and they don't include Inbox. Inbox was Google's effort at email innovation in a mobile-centric era, and with its departure, we could see another prolonged period of Gmail stagnation. Let us know in the comment section below. For users, Inbox was a lighter version of Gmail, an email app focusing on what matter most while still offering some nifty features that weren't available to Gmail users. An announcement that, we should note, also comes just a few months after Google released an all-new feature-packed Gmail app earlier this year.

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