Google is shutting down its Inbox app

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For reference, Google's entire Android platform hit the one billion monthly active user mark three years ago.

Even the most recent features included in Gmail, such as "Snooze Emails", "Smart Reply", "Hover Actions", and Follow-ups (or nudges), were initially present only on Inbox by Gmail. This update brought more of Inbox's features to Gmail, adding to those that had already made their way across. Numerous features we know and love from Inbox were brought into Gmail proper when they launched a much needed re-design back in April this year.

According to a Google blog posted today, if you use Inbox, it will still be functional at least until the end of March 2019.

As per the given timeline, Google can be expected to introduce other features from Inbox into the Gmail desktop and app. Google was pretty adamant about the future of Inbox saying at that time that there's no reason users should be anxious, as the app is here to stay. With that in mind, it isn't surprising to see the purge continue, and now Google has announced that it will discontinue the Gmail Offline Chrome app as well. Five months later, though, and Google looks to have changed its mind. Google claims this is in the works, but did not give an official timeline as to when to expect the feature. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones. It's a service many of us use every single day.

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To help users using Inbox move back to Gmail proper, Google has supplied a transition guide on their support site.

Now You: Are you affected by the termination of Google Inbox?

I know quite a few Gmail users who switched to Inbox when it was released.

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