Google has revealed it is closing down its Inbox email service ending on April 2nd.
Inbox had been set for the chop for some time, with a Spring 2019 date named by Google last year, but users are now starting to be alerted to the end of their apps.
Users are reporting that theirs are seeing a pop-up screen that appears when they open the app, saying that the service will close in 15 days time – meaning Inbox could end on April 2nd.
The pop-up includes a link for the user to switch to the regular Gmail app, where they are assured their messages will be there waiting for them. Google also says it is “working hard” to continue porting over some of Inbox’s most-loved features.
First announced in 2014 as an invitation-only service, Inbox offered a more interactive and intelligent way to access your emails away from the vanilla Gmail app.
Praised for its Bundles feature, which brought emails of the same topic together, Inbox also inspired popular features such as automatically sifting through your messages, email snoozing and smart replies, and also featured the all-white design now seen on the main Gmail app.