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How Google Inbox died… and Shortwave resurrected it

Google Inbox was one of those products that a corner of the internet loved furiously — including me. So, when the company announced it was being discontinued in 2019, I was mad as hell.

Now, a company named Shortwave, formed by ex-Google employees, is trying to bring it back. Before we talk about what they’re trying to do, let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Why was Inbox killed?

Inbox was great at what it did: streamlining emails.

This included best-in-class categorization, intuitive email pinning, a clean interface, and features like bundles that grouped messages from one sender. While Google brought some of these features to the main app, it just isn’t as good as Inbox.