Despite more than 10 million downloads on Google Play, Google announced the immediate closure of the “Inbox” application, users have time until March 2019 to switch to Gmail.
Google launched Inbox four years ago as a new email application. Thus, the company introduced a lot of new ideas about how such a service can work, for example, by adding the possibility to “postpone” letters until a certain moment.
The email client was liked by many users for its simplicity and a set of interesting features. Inbox was a simplified version of Gmail, which focused on the main functions, as well as the “chips” that were missing in Gmail. With the April update of Gmail, there were first rumors that Google will give up Inbox, as Gmail got all the necessary features.
The rumors were confirmed. Google published this information in an official blog and invited everyone to go to Gmail because now it has the necessary set of functions. Inbox before, to some extent, was a “test platform” in real time, its new functions smoothly flowed into Gmail. To simplify the transition from one application to another, Google provided a guide that provides all the information needed to change the primary client.
According to the company, no employee will be dismissed and all staff has already moved to Gmail.