Google will shut down its Inbox app: What’s new

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New Delhi : Google, the tech giant, has announced that it is shutting down the Inbox app and will soon bid 'good-bye' to the on-going app. 

In a blogpost, the company said "Support for Inbox will conclude in 2019," In 2014, Google launched the Inbox app so as to improve the functioning of Gmail. The company introduced the app as an experimental platform to test new features which will later rolled out to Gmail.

A 'lighter' version of Gmail, Inbox app has some features that are not available on Gmail.

However, it is not clear, why Google is pulling off its plug from inbox app. 

Google Gmail product manager Matthew Izatt announced this in a blog post. Addressing Inbox users in the blog post, Izatt wrote, "All your conversations are already waiting for you in Gmail." This means that Inbox users would not have to transfer their stored emails to Gmail.

Izatt further added, "Inbox by Gmail has been a great place to experiment with new ideas like snoozing emails to later, as well as try the latest AI-powered experiences like Smart Reply, Nudges and high-priority notifications to help you stay productive."

"We know change is hard, so we’ve created a transition guide to help you switch from Inbox to the new Gmail with ease. All your conversations are already waiting for you in Gmail. See you there," concluded Izatt in the blog post.

Lately, Google updates its Gmail app with new design and smart compose feature. The Inbox app now joins the list of other Google services such as Google Reader, Google URL shortener which have become dysfunctional.

More changes are expected to come from Google, in a few days. Stay tuned with us!