Back in September Google announced that it would be
shit canning 'sunsetting' Inbox by Gmail.
Now we have a hard date on when that will be.
Bad news for fans of innovative email systems: Inbox by Gmail is shutting down, less than four years after it first saw the light of day. If you’re a deeply invested Inbox user, where can you find the same sorts of features and tools beyond next March? We’ve got some ideas.
Inbox will be disappearing on April 3 in Australia, thus following in the discontinued footsteps of Google+ and Google Wave.
Users found out this week via a notification that urged them to switch over the Gmail app. It stated that, "This app will be going away in 15 days" but also assured people that they could find their favourite Inbox features over on the Gmail app.
Launched in 2014, Inbox allowed users to do some extra fancy things that the ordinary Gmail originally did not, such as folder bundling, snoozing emails and smart replies.
Many of the Inbox features were incorporated into Gmail during its 2018 revamp, which most likely made the existence of the second app redundant in the eyes of Google.
RIP, little buddy.