Gmail is Finally Close to Getting One of Inbox’s Best Features

I’m nonetheless mad about Google killing off Inbox, the best e-mail consumer in historical past. I’ll by no means let anybody neglect that. That word apart, a part of the promise after Inbox was shelved to attempt to preserve folks like me pleased, was that Google would attempt to deliver over its finest options by integrating them into Gmail. That hasn’t actually occurred, however among the finest Inbox options would possibly lastly be on the best way.

Via an APK teardown of the most recent Gmail replace (v2020.02.02.294309273) by Android Police, they discovered strings inside that point out a brand new Journey “label,” which Google will apparently use rather than the phrase “bundle.” This new Journey label sounds virtually precisely like what we bought in Inbox.

To catch you up, Inbox used to neatly acknowledge all emails associated to approaching journey plans and kind these into particular person journeys. It appeared like this. As an alternative of attempting to manually keep your upcoming journey, Google would robotically add associated gadgets (like resort, airline, and restaurant reservations) into a visit bundle. You would then entry all of it earlier than and through your holidays or work journeys by tapping on the journey. It was superior.

If this replace is an indication of issues to come back for Gmail, we must always quickly see a “Journey” label inside the Gmail sidebar that introduces an analogous idea.  It’s about time too, since Google killed off their Journeys app final yr and has but to interchange it.

Moreover, there are indicators that time to their being comparable “labels” for purchases, so keep tuned for extra.

Thanks, Google, however you continue to have a number of work to do to make Gmail into Inbox, which needs to be accomplished.

// Android Police


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