Is Google planning to kill Gmail? The company reportedly has started notifying users of its experimental ‘Inbox By Gmail’ service that the new service has replaced their Gmail account.
According to Forbes, the pop-up appears when Inbox users login and says, “Thanks for trying Inbox! To make it easier we’ve updated Gmail to redirect you here.”
The report also adds that any user who doesn’t want Inbox to replace Gmail has the option to “Turn it Off”.
Google launched an email service called ‘Inbox’ in October 2014. ‘Inbox’ aims to help Gmail users better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.
Google sent out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. The service is available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones.
Google said Inbox displays real-time updates to emails — for example, showing the delivery status of items bought online. It also shows reminders in a more accessible way that allows users to more easily keep track of chores and appointments.
The company said the new application also enhances features that are already available in Gmail that allow users to view purchases and bank account statements grouped together.