Last year, Google did not just announce that a new Gmail with some amazing feature was on the way, it soon followed that announcement up when it released a timeline for everyone to migrate to the new web version. While everyone seems to have complied with the timeline. While the dust raised by that announcement was yet to settle, Google told everyone that it would sunset the Inbox email service.
In a month’s time—March to be precise, Google will finally sunset Inbox, but the good news is that some of its popular features are now being ported to the Gmail app for Android. According to a Redditor, Google is already testing legacy features such as bundles and reminders in the new Gmail for Android.
Per 9to5google, the screenshot shows an internal build of the revamped Gmail for Android with several features of the soon-to-be retired Inbox. This is not coming as a surprise considering the fact that Google had already hinted that it would eventually add bundles to Gmail. The bundles feature groups together similar emails for users to expand and mass archive. This makes for easy organization of all your emails; enabling you to quickly access emails according to categories.
Other than the screenshot, there is no way to verify if this information is genuine or not, but going by history, I won’t bet against Google adding some of the aforementioned features to Gmail for Android. Other features being worked at include, reminders that lets users to quickly create and schedule posts, and the ability to show pinned items in the feed.
While it is too early to predict that these and other Inbox features will find their way to Gmail, Google last year added features like smart reply, email snoozing, hover actions, inline attachments, and follow-up Nudges to Android.
The Inbox email app was launched almost five years ago, and was designed to work alongside Google’s popular email service Gmail. The app really revolutionized how people used email service. Features like snoozing and bundling sparked a rush for the app, but things did not actually move along the fast lane as Google expected. Updates were, however, not common as Google focused more attention on the Gmail service to detriment of the Inbox email app.
Still on Gmail, Google is pushing out a new look Gmail app for iOS and Android, and I am sure you are going to like it. The redesign is based on the Material Theme, which you already know by now is available on the web version of the world’s most popular email service. The look may have changed, but the truth is that the functionality of the Gmail app remains the same as you have always known it to be.
The popular red bar at the top has been discarded, while the app now looks lighter with a cleaner look. The account switcher has switched position, and is now located at the upper right-hand side where it has now been integrated with the search bar.