Google is killing off its Gmail alternative Inbox

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Google launched Inbox in 2014 as an alternative to the company's popular Gmail web service.

For me, Inbox was an attempt to simplify email and while it certainly had some interesting features, Inbox was too simplified and not really usable because of that.

In addition to the transition guide, Google also recently promoted five features in the new Gmail to entice Inbox fans. All these features are not present in gmail app at that time.

Thankfully, Google will keep Inbox plugged in through March 2019, so you at least have a healthy amount of time to get reacquainted with Gmail (Android, iOS) - which has been busily incorporating and expanding upon a number of Inbox features, such as smart replies. The new desktop Gmail has an option for offline mode, so a separate Chrome app is no longer necessary. There are still some features that have yet to make the migration from the Inbox, particularly the "bundles" feature that group similar emails into one single block, but Google said this is coming to Gmail. The death of Inbox is not entirely out of the blue - numerous features that made it unique have become part of Gmail over the years. Inbox made a similarly radical change to the way users managed email with "bundles". There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them.

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The company has announced the end of Inbox via social media, announcing they are ending the service in favour of concentrating on features for Gmail.

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