Google announced (taking advantage of Apple’s keynote to make as little noise as possible) that as of March 2019, Inbox will stop working and all users should return to Gmail.

Almost four years ago, Google introduced a new email application, known as Inbox. They sought to “revolutionize e-mail”, since, according to the publicity, it was “designed to focus on what really matters”.

This meant that our Gmail mail launched a new interface with functions and quick actions, whose goal was to make us more efficient when checking and answering our mail. Its main objective was to take advantage of mobile interfaces, and then functions were added in the form of experiments.

That is, while Gmail remained true to its format, Google took advantage of Inbox to play with the possibilities through experimenting, as if it were a kind of test field. This is how we met the automatic response, the integrated task manager, as well as grouping mail by topic, among other things.

Inbox was never a resounding success, but it did get an important base of users who defended the application ‘by heart’. Now with the recent redesign of Gmail, some of the most successful and most used features of Inbox were moved to the main application of Google, which let us see that in effect, Inbox was an experiment and everything would continue to focus on Gmail.

This is how from March 2019, Inbox will stop working officially, so it is requested that the current users start using Gmail again, where they are promised they will find some functions they saw first in Inbox.


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