01 April 2019
Google will shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app on April 2, the company has confirmed to users of the email app. The internet giant had announced last year that it will be shutting the app towards the end of March 2019, however, it hadn’t revealed a date at the time.
Now users have been notified that the app would be "going away in 15 days," which points to April 2 as the end date of Inbox by Gmail. It was an experimental email app and offered users features like snoozing emails to check later, high-priority notifications, Smart Reply, and more.
Google states that in the four years of the app's life it "learned a lot about how to make email better," and had added some of the popular Inbox features directly into its main Gmail client. Google has set up a guide on its support website to help users transition from Inbox to Gmail. The internet says that the new Gmail, which was launched in April, will be a good home for former Inbox users as it shares some of the features as Inbox, in addition to new ones.
The notification prompts users to switch to the Gmail app and stated that “all your favourite Inbox features” are in the main app. The company has added several Inbox features to Gmail last year, including nudges, smart replies, and email snoozing.
The internet giant is also testing more Inbox features in Gmail, including pinned emails and email bundles. So, this will make it easier for users to transition on April 2.