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Google to shut down Inbox app by March 2019

Google to kill Inbox early next year

As such, Google has decided that Inbox has served its objective and will be retiring the app.

The launch of the new Gmail in April was surely a sign that Inbox, Google's productivity-focused mail app, would soon meet its demise. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones. Things that started out in the app like Smart Reply and viewing attachments right within the main screen have been added to Gmail, many coming in the last big redesign. Fast forward several months and Google's plans for Inbox crumbled to dust, as the search giant confirmed to The Verge that it will shut down the app in March 2019.

With Gmail's importance to Google's consumer and business wings, it was always going to be tough for a new email client to gain traction at the company.

While Apple was busy pitching its shiny new watches and iPhones to the world today, rival Google took the opportunity to let us know that it's killing Inbox, an alternative to Gmail that the company's been developing in tandem for about four years.

As years rolled out, Inbox became more popular among its users, and later began rolling out forward-thinking feature like Smart Replies and Unified Inbox.

Google will remove Gmail Offline from the Chrome Web Store on December 3, 2018. Luckily fans of Inbox still have Gmail to fall back on and won't have to lose numerous features that made them love Inbox. Google has not revealed the exact date of the shut down but it has created a transition guide to help the users of Inbox shift to Gmail.

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