Published: Wed, March 20, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Inbox by Gmail Is Officially Shutting Down on April 2

Inbox by Gmail Is Officially Shutting Down on April 2

A pair of Google products that just never seemed to catch fire are both shutting down two weeks from today - Google+, the company's once-beleaguered attempt at a social network to rival Facebook, and Inbox, the company's email app that brought a new approach and a slew of new features to managing email. Unfortunately, right after that Google straight up lies to Inbox users by claiming that "You can find your favorite Inbox features in the Gmail app".

People using the Inbox app on an Android device have already started receiving notifications along with a link, informing them about the transition of all email-related tasks on the Gmail app.

Inbox's closure comes at the same time Google will also finally turn the lights out on Google+, the company's social network that it chose to shut down past year after disclosing a privacy-related bug. It has even redesigned it into this all-white look, to resemble Inbox a bit more. "That's why we have brought your favourite features to Gmail to help you get more done", reads the desktop message that pops up while logging into "Inbox". However, not all features may arrive on the default Gmail app. We are saying goodbye to "Inbox' at the end of March 2019".

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Tech giant Google earlier announced that it will shut down its popular email app - Inbox.

The experimental interface for Gmail, launched in 2014, has been earmarked for closure for some time after its features such as snoozing emails graduated into the main Gmail service.

I've since migrated over to Newton as my primary email client, but it's going to be tough to see Inbox sail off into the sunset. One user posted a screenshot of the notice from Google advising users to change from Inbox to Gmail by the end of March 2019 and said "Leave me alone, Google!"

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