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Google's Inbox by Gmail app will apparently shut down April 2

You have two more weeks before you'll have to switch over to the normal Gmail app.


Inbox by Gmail, which has a different layout to the normal Gmail app, will be gone in two weeks.

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The Inbox by Gmail app will join Google+ in digital oblivion in two weeks, it seems.

We've known for a few months that Google would be discontinuing the personalized email app, but some people using it on Android devices got a notification saying it will shut down on April 2 and a link pushing them to the main Gmail app.

"This app will be going away in 15 days," the alert reads. "You can find your favorite inbox features in the Gmail app. Your messages are already waiting for you."

The iOS version of the alert still says the app "is going away at the end of March," and suggests people start using the Gmail app instead.

Google often used the Inbox app to test features before adding them to the main Gmail app. But last year's Gmail overhaul saw that app incorporate many of Inbox's features.

Google declined to add further comment.

First published at 5:19 a.m. PT.
Updated at 9:50 a.m. PT: Highlights differences between Android and iOS versions of the alert.

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