Google to shut down Inbox by Gmail on April 2: Here is what you must know
Tech giant Google has decided to draw curtains on the ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app on April 2. Last year in September 2018, Google expressed its willingness to shut down the email app by the end of March 2019.
Tech giant Google has decided to draw curtains on the ‘Inbox by Gmail’ app on April 2. Last year in September 2018, Google expressed its willingness to shut down the email app by the end of March 2019. However, the company did not announce shut down date last year. Google had released a support guide to help Inbox users, make a transition to Gmail app. The announcement came into effect after the Google showed signs of shutting down Inbox by Gmail on June 2018.
However, according to recent reports, several notices were sent out to Inbox users, where Google said that the official shutdown day will be kept 15 days from that day, which meant the Inbox app’s official closure date is April 2nd, 2019, the same day when another application by tech king, Google+ will be shutting down too.
The Inbox app is already showing an alert that says, ''This app will be going away in 15 days. You can find your favorite inbox features in the Gmail application. Your messages are already waiting for you."
It is known for a few months that Google would be ending this personalised email app, but some people using it on Android devices got a notification alert saying, it will shut down on April 2nd and a link directing them to the main app Gmail.
For iOS users, the app still says that ''App is going away at the end of March,". The alert suggests users to start using the Gmail app instead of Inbox.
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Though, Google used the Inbox application to test features before adding them to the main Gmail application, but last year's Gmail overhaul discovered that app incorporate many of Inbox's features and specs.
Google has been a front leader with its applications in many tech smart areas. Some of the popular apps by Google are, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Youtube, Google Duo, Google Play Music, Google Photos, Google Drive and so on.