Google said it wants to focus exclusively on Gmail, which has recently adopted a number of Inbox's features like smart replies and snoozing emails. Google has announced the Inbox is going away in March of next year.
Google's Inbox, a service that provided a number of smart new features like snoozing emails and integration with Google Now Assistant reminders - essentially treating emails like individual tasks - will be shut down in March next year, a little over four years since its introduction in the October of 2014.
For reference, Google's entire Android platform hit the one billion monthly active user mark three years ago. Without splitting focus between Inbox and Gmail, it's most likely we'll see Gmail continue to evolve and be a worthy successor and alternative to Inbox. All your conversations are already waiting for you in Gmail. Back then, many assumed that Google would move all Gmail users to Google Inbox. Like you can use Stars, custom labels, or use Gmail search if you used Pins in Inbox. In it, Google walks customers through using some of their favorite features from Inbox in Gmail as well as discover new ones. In a post to the G Suite Updates blog, Google says that native functionality within Gmail "is easier to use and performs better" than Gmail Offline, so it's made the decision to remove the app from the Chrome Web Store on December 3. At the time when it launched Gmail lacked numerous features it has today. However, there is a pretty big following for Inbox, so Google may face some backlash here.
When Inbox launched, Google introduced and implemented new features such as email bundling and snoozing. Maybe Inbox was doomed from the start, but erase the frustration of Inbox users on this sad day.