Google tests potential Gmail replacement, Inbox, with users

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,  Some Gmail users are reporting Google is giving them the option to switch their email service to newer platform, Inbox.

Some Google Gmail users are reporting now having the option to switch their email service to Inbox by Google. Inbox by Gmail offers users features like smart recognition. Photo by Inbox
Some Google Gmail users are reporting now having the option to switch their email service to Inbox by Google. Inbox by Gmail offers users features like smart recognition. Photo by Inbox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead of asking users to opt in to Inbox, which Forbes reports offers more tech-savvy features like smart recognition of photos and documents, Google is now giving them the option to opt out. Some Gmail users are reportedly signing in and being redirected to inbox.google.com and given the option to stay.

The service is reportedly part of Google’s ongoing efforts to improve its machine learning capabilities.

Not all Gmail users are experiencing the switch, however. Netizens report to 9to5 Google it looks as though only those who have used Inbox at least once before are seeing the opt-out message.

Inbox has been available to use for several months, and has for some time given users the option to forward all Gmail messages to the new account.

By Marilyn Malara

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