Tech

Google will discontinue Inbox by March 2019

Google will discontinue Inbox by March 2019

Google did not say why it was shutting down Inbox, which was released in 2014 and pitched as a more nimble and experimental email app than the older Gmail app.

Google launched Inbox by Gmail about four years ago, presenting it as an email app to complement Gmail, changing the way users experience their digital mail.

"Inbox by Gmail has been a great place to experiment with new ideas like snoozing emails to later, as well as try the latest AI-powered experiences like Smart Reply, Nudges and high-priority notifications to help you stay productive", Izatt writes.

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. 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. Google claims this is in the works, but did not give an official timeline as to when to expect the feature.

More news: Everything Apple didn’t announce at its event: Macs, iPads, and more

Well, in case you haven't noticed, numerous features that Inbox touted are now native in Gmail.

The impact: This means that for those that use Inbox for their email, they'll need to look elsewhere to deal with email.

As per the given timeline, Google can be expected to introduce other features from Inbox into the Gmail desktop and app. Are you going to start using Gmail again or move over to another email client?


  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta kicks off this week

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta kicks off this week

    According to expert Call of Duty YouTube broadcaster Drift0r, the Blackout map should fall somewhere between 4.5km2 and 7.4km2. In terms of the battle royale genre , Fortnite still wears the crown, but I have a hard time comparing it to its competitors.
    Jon Gruden Is Getting Crushed For What He Said After The Loss

    Jon Gruden Is Getting Crushed For What He Said After The Loss

    The first number is the total number of snaps played followed by the percentage of snaps played. Contract holdouts are fairly typical for star National Football League players.
    President George Weah makes surprise return against Nigeria

    President George Weah makes surprise return against Nigeria

    A surprisingly strong Nigeria squad found themselves 2-0 up at half-time with Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scoring the goals. Weah won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1995, and is the only African to date to ever win the prestigious accolade.
  • Double bombing outside girls' school in eastern Afghanistan

    Double bombing outside girls' school in eastern Afghanistan

    The first explosion happened in front of Malika Omaira girls' school at around 8:30 am (0400 GMT), Khogyani told AFP earlier. It comes as Afghanistan enters a typically violent period of the year - the holy month of Muharram, which began on Tuesday.
    Hurricane Florence from space:

    Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

    "Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. Arnold also captured hurricanes Isaac and Helene lining up behind Florence in the Atlantic.
    Ramos backed by ITF over 'regrettable' Serena rant

    Ramos backed by ITF over 'regrettable' Serena rant

    Tennis Association and Women's Tennis Association have come out in support of Williams, which has angered the umpire community. If it's the WTA/USTA they're mad at, though, then I don't understand the point of limiting the boycott to Williams .
  • Chinese troops take part in Russia’s biggest military exercise in 40 years

    Chinese troops take part in Russia’s biggest military exercise in 40 years

    President Vladimir Putin treated Xi to pancakes with caviar and shots of vodka in a show of their warm rapport. The event, called Vostok or East 18, began as President Putin met President Xi of China.
    President Trump Calls Response to Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success'

    President Trump Calls Response to Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success'

    In a series of tweets this morning, Trump said FEMA and others are ready for Florence, but warned residents in the affected area to get out.

    Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

    In South Carolina and inland parts of North Carolina, 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall, with 20 inches possible in some areas. Astronauts at the International Space Station, for example, struggled to fit the enormous storm into one frame.
  • Nintendo Switch Online launch date confirmed

    Nintendo Switch Online launch date confirmed

    Nintendo has announced their Switch Online memberships will launch in Canada, the US and beyond on September 18, 2018. Previously, playing online was free, but once Switch Online debuts, everyone will need to pay to play online.
    Apple set to roll out new iPhones this September?

    Apple set to roll out new iPhones this September?

    It also said the phone maker planned to release a new version of the Apple Watch , with a larger display and reduced edges. There have been reports that Apple will stream the event on Twitter , but Apple has not confirmed this as of this writing.
    Disrespect abruptly stops gaming after saying his house was shot at

    Disrespect abruptly stops gaming after saying his house was shot at

    PC Gamer contacted local authorities and confirmed a deputy was dispatched to Beahm's home, as did a reporter from Polygon . Swatting is when a fake report is called in as a way to lead police to an unsuspecting victim's home.