Google says Inbox may not ever replace Gmail, enthusiasm from business customers surprised them

The Google Inbox team participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session today, fielding questions from users about its new product and where it’s headed.

We don’t know much about Google’s plans for Inbox, but today we’ve discovered that the company isn’t sure it’ll replace Gmail as the default email experience. A user asked if Inbox will replace Gmail on the long road and the team replied:

"In the short term, no. In the very long term, we hope so. Inbox is something new – that’s why we’re launching it as a separate product. We care deeply about Gmail and Gmail users, but in the long run as we add more features to Inbox and respond to user feedback we hope that everyone will want to use Inbox instead of Gmail. Ultimately, our users will decide."

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Devil-X1322d ago

Scrap inbox we don't need it at all when there's gmail out there already to do all the basic stuff we want to do.