November 5, 2022
Inbox by Gmail April 2nd 2019 shut down

Google is Telling Inbox by Gmail Users to Switch Over to Gmail as the Experimental Email Client will Go Away on April 2nd

Google is urging Inbox by Gmail users to switch over to Gmail with a pop-up stating the experimental email client will soon shut down…

It’s certainly no secret Google+, the failed social network, will shut down come April 2nd. But, Google never announced an official end to its widely-popular email experiment, Inbox by Gmail. Now, we know it shares the same fateful day as Google Plus.

Inbox by Gmail April 2nd 2019 Shut Down Announced

Google has started notifying users via a screen pop-up, “This app will be going away in 15 days.” Urging, “You can find your favorite Inbox features in the Gmail app. Your messages are already waiting for you.”

Inbox by Gmail shut down message
Credit: jdayellow @ Reddit

As pictured in the screenshot, there’s a link to open the Gmail app to coax users into continuing along with Google-offered services.

Gmail already has several of Inbox’s unique features, with more likely on the way. Google added Smart Reply and Smart Compose, along with Follow-ups to Gmail, as well as a fresh redesign. Google also expanded the desktop version right click options, too.

Inbox by Gmail was first announced in October of 2014 as an invitation-only program. It later encouraged people to join a waiting list. And, the email platform officially went public in May of 2015.

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