Google has announced that it will be killing the Inbox email service.
After the Gmail update that was previewed earlier this year, Google have made the decision due to the fact that many features found in its experimental email service, Inbox, are now in Gmail. This was first stated by Fast Company, and then Google confirmed the kill - they say they're taking "a more focused approach".
As we look to the future, we want to take a more focused approach that will help us bring the best email experience to everyone. As a result, we’re planning to focus solely on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019.
They say the service, which is available online and as apps for iOS and Android, will be killed off by March 2019.
Given the duplicity of features, there has been much discussion in recent weeks about the future of Inbox. Today, Google provided Computerwold a comment noting that there are “no changes to Inbox by Gmail” in light of the new Gmail.
This also comes after Google only just added iPhone X support for the Inbox iOS app in July this year.
Inbox for Gmail was created as a service for experimental features, but over the years those features have come to the Gmail apps for iOS and Android, and the web. Another app to be killed by a major developer.
Google will continue to support the Gmail app for iOS.