It was seen on the horizon. Google will make changes to its email policy, and in March 2019 it will close the Inbox service to focus only on Gmail.
The company released the news on its official blog arguing mainly that, after the most recent update of Gmail, many of the attractions of Inbox were no longer novel and the level of audience considerably dropped.
Some signs could hint such a measure, one of them was that Gmail received a significant redesign this year, adapting it to its new rules of Material Design that is receiving Android but Inbox, on the contrary, was maintained with the interface “intermediate.”
Usually Google has two apps for the same thing, and in the end, it ends up leaving the most popular or the one that works best.
Launching & Closing Date:
Launching Date: Google launched Inbox in oct 2014, though Inbox eventually opened up to the public in 2015.
Closing Date: March 2019
Some Of The Main Features Of Inbox:
Inbox was an optional Gmail inbox, much more visual and intended for those who organize their lives with email
From Google they assured that Inbox adapts to someone, learning from the emails that you would like to see the group to be taken care of by the app itself in the future. The emails also showed information in real time. For example, if you receive confirmation of a messaging shipment by email with a tracking number, Inbox will show you the status of the shipment automatically. The same will happen with other data, such as the current status of flights.
The most important information of each mail is seen directly from the preview of it. For example, if you book at a restaurant, you will automatically be shown the phone number, the map, and the contact number. That a friend sends you photos? It is precisely these images that appear in your inbox, so you can see them without having to read the entire message. This also happens with mobile versions.
Suppose you get many notifications from a social network and you like to review them only once a week. You can have the emails grouped, and the Inbox itself only show you the new mail message once every seven days. The idea, as you can see, is to make email management more efficient and I’m sure it will please heavy users a lot, which, as in my case, we use email as the organizer of our day-to-day activities.
And the expected task management with Reminders arrives:
If, as we said before, you send emails regularly with reminders, Inbox includes its own task management, which will arrive directly at a privileged position in your inbox. You can postpone them to reappear later or even schedule them to come up with certain triggers (for example, “Remember me when I get home”). If you use Google Now, they are also integrated with the reminders of this assistant.
These reminders also come with a feature called “Help” (Assists). Although they have not given much more details about their operation, they have given an example: “if you write a Reminder to call the computer store, Inbox will provide you with the phone number and the opening hours of the establishment.” In short, these are intelligent and dynamic reminders
Optional under invitation:
Inbox is a new optional inbox and independent of the traditional inbox. What does this mean? That you can continue using both and what you do in one of them (for example, read an email or file it) will automatically affect the other. In terms of applications, it is available for Android 4.1 or higher, iOS 7 or higher and web version for Chrome only. They promise to add support soon for the tablets and other browsers.
Inbox was available for Android and iOS phones and desktop, but in the latter case only with Chrome.
Inbox users still have six months ahead.
For now, Inbox users have six months ahead to continue using it. The transition to Gmail should not be complicated, but to avoid inconvenience to the users of the first manager, the company has prepared a small guide to help them understand everything that Gmail offers.
Although the support for Inbox will end in March 2019, you can disable access to it from the administration console.