Google Introduces the Next Generation of Email, Inbox by Gmail

Inbox by Gmail
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Let's be honest, email isn't what it used to be. Today's email is a way to keep in touch with anyone, anywhere, anytime, no matter what. And while this is great, sometimes the sheer volume of unread messages in your inbox can be overwhelming. Enter the new brainchild of the geniuses at Google, Inbox by Gmail.

"Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters," Google says in a post on the Gmail blog. "We get more email now than ever, important information is buried inside messages, and our most important tasks can slip through the cracks—especially when we’re working on our phones. For many of us, dealing with email has become a daily chore that distracts from what we really need to do—rather than helping us get those things done."

While Gmail started to bundle messages together last year, Inbox expands upon this by grouping together similar emails (like receipts and bank statements)—you can even teach it to pull similar messages into a group by starting one yourself. Similarly, pertinent information from important emails, like flight itineraries, is highlighted so you can see it at a glance. There's also a reminders feature, where you can add in anything you need to do, as well as a snooze feature so you can put off a reminder or email until another time or until you're at a certain place, like your home or office.

Inbox is available for Android, iOS, and the web, on an invitation-only basis for now. Watch the video below to learn more, then request an invitation at

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