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Google's Inbox by Gmail app will go away forever March 2019

Google's personalized email app is getting discontinued.


Google's Inbox is a different approach to email than the standard Gmail app.

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Fans of Inbox by Gmail will have to learn to love the plain-old Gmail app.

On Wednesday, Google announced that it's discontinuing Inbox at the end of March 2019.

Unveiled in 2014, Google's Inbox offered a more personalized email app than the standard Gmail app. It brought functions like snoozing emails, AI-powered Smart Reply and organized folder bundles. With these features, Inbox aimed to give users a better experience when dealing with their email. Inbox also gave Google a chance to test out new features before bringing them to Gmail.

But when Google gave Gmail a major overhaul this year, it absorbed a lot of features that made Inbox special. Because of this Google says that it's bidding farewell to Inbox in order to focus solely on Gmail.

Although you still have a few more months until Inbox disappears, Google is giving Inbox users a transition guide in order to make the change to the new Gmail easier.