Google has finally made the official announcement. They are now preparing to shut down their popular email client service Inbox by Gmail. The company launched this service 4 years ago as a modern alternative to the classic Gmail app and web versions. The Inbox service arrived at the market with exclusive features and materialized a user interface with many added modern design elements. The app was mostly focused on improving the user’s productivity and it has attracted many users within a short timeframe. However, the company has now scheduled the shut down of this popular app.
“Email started simply as a way to send digital notes around the office. But fast-forward 30 years and with just the phone in your pocket, you can use email to contact virtually anyone in the world…from your best friend to the owner of that bagel shop you discovered last week. With this evolution comes new challenges: we get more email now than ever, important information is buried inside messages, and our most important tasks can slip through the cracks—especially when we’re working on our phones. For many of us, dealing with email has become a daily chore that distracts from what we really need to do—rather than helping us get those things done.” – Said Mr. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google during the launch of Inbox by Gmail app.
Above appended is the video of our in-house technology analyst Mr. Abhilash talks about the shut down of this app. He explains the reasons for this process and other disadvantages in his short words.
Google has published a support guide to help Inbox users make the transition back to Gmail. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones.