Inbox by Gmail, launched in 2014 is the most used app by 80% of the smartphone users. It allowed users to automatically generate replies, create bundles, and more. But Google is asking Inbox by Gmail users to switch to Gmail and shut it permanently from 2nd April. Google also plans to shut down not-so-famous Google+.
There was a lot of conjecture regarding shutting of these apps since last year but there was no confirmation. Google+ has proved to be one of Google’s least used platforms.
Google is offering a shortcut that opens the Gmail app for Inbox by Gmail users. Many users might come across this notification, informing that the app will be ‘going away’ in 13 days . The Play Store has also made is hard to find Inbox by Gmail for users.
“This app will be going away in 13 days,” the alert reads. “You can find your favorite inbox features in the Google app. Your messages are already waiting for you.”
Hence, it is part and parcel of the process. The users will have to adapt to slightly different environment and make peace with it.
This is what Google has to say on its official website:
“Inbox is signing off. Find your favourite features in the new Gmail. We are saying goodbye to Inbox at the end of March 2019. While we were here, we found a new way to email with ideas like snooze, nudges, Smart Reply and more. That’s why we’ve brought your favourite features to Gmail to help you get more done. All your conversations are already waiting for you. See you there.”