Inbox was generally seen as a potential incubator for new email features that may be adapted by Gmail, but since much of its features have already been rubbed off on Gmail, Harry Mccracken of the Fast Company said that it should not come as a complete surprise that Google sees that that the Inbox has already served its objective. Google announced in a blog post that " we're planning to focus exclusively on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019". "On the back end, Inbox was the same thing as Gmail, and worked with your existing Gmail address", Fast Company notes.
High-priority notifications [Gmail app]: The Gmail app was not left out as Google also unveiled high-priority notifications.
What do you think about Google killing off Inbox in favour of Gmail? Inbox users will get most of the features in new Gmail, but they will still miss the Inbox for sure.
Inbox has pioneered numerous features that are now part of the new Gmail. The major missing feature is "bundling" emails into specific groups depending on topic, such as upcoming events or ongoing projects. Of course, people still love the UI of the app and its ease of use (including myself), but beyond March of next year, we'll no longer be able to enjoy that luxury. Google confirmed that those features will come to Gmail soon, but didn't confirm the timeline for it.
Google LLC, which is one of the largest IT centric company on last Wednesday announced that now they are discontinuing its Inbox email client as of March next year, some four years after it was launched in the year 2015.
"We know change is hard, so we've created a transition guide to help you switch from Inbox to the new Gmail easily", Izatt added.