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8/15/18
Original Poster
Jacko

Save to Inbox Option on Android

Hi,
I have a Samsung S7 Edge running Oreo.  Google Inbox App doesn't appear able to 'Save To Inbox' web links from my browser when I use the Share functionality. in the past I would be able to share a link to Google Inbox, then I would get a choice of either to 'Save to Inbox' or 'Share via Email'. Now it just places the link in an email automatically without giving me the choice when I click SHARE, then select the Google Inbox icon. Is this something you can please check whether it is working or just broken maybe on my phone? I tried uninstalling/reinstalling Google Inbox to no avail.
Thanks
Jack
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omegajjj
8/15/18
omegajjj
I ran into the same issue last night. Selecting Inbox when sharing a link from Chrome now only generates an email, instead of letting you pick whether to Save to Inbox or Draft Email. I have a Google Pixel 2 running Pie.
ScottG_TC
8/15/18
ScottG_TC
This is a new change to the workflow. 
8/15/18
Original Poster
Jacko
Hi
 
This is a shame if it's removed permanently
Can you confirm if it's permanent along with why the workflow is changed?
It means I would need to stop using inbox as a bookmarking tool which had been really useful up to now as described here
 
https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-use-google-inbox-as-a-read-it-later-service-1773838983/amp
 
Many thanks
 
ScottG_TC
8/15/18
ScottG_TC
As far as I know the workflow changed to email instead.  BUt on desktop you can still save to inbox so no reason to abandon Inbox fo rthis
8/16/18
Original Poster
Jacko
Well, I'm telling you from my  point of view there is a reason to abandon Inbox. Unless there is some other google service that replaces this?  Otherwise I will need to move to raindrop.io which is a pain as I enjoyed having everything in Inbox as my GTD workflow.  I use Inbox on Android mainly for browsing (not desktop Inbox).  By changing to email it means an extra step of putting in an email address, wheras before it was very easy (one click). The other thing is I don't want bookmarks sent to me as an email. I want them grouped as they were before.

Doug Orr
8/16/18
Doug Orr
I agree this is terrible if it's not a temporary mistake. Being able to use inbox to manage links I work with is absolutely awesome for me and I'll *totally* hate to lose it.
Derek Non Specialist
8/17/18
Derek Non Specialist
I disagree. Save to Inbox was only useful for me on my phone. That is the method I used to share an article back to my PC at work because my work PC blocks chrome syncing, which prevents chrome tab sharing.
This really was a key inbox feature for me, so I'm really disappointed.
You say it's a new "workflow", but a workflow should not remove the feature. If it's truly a workflow can you tell me the new flow path that allows me to save a site to inbox from my Android phone?
Dennis Groome
8/17/18
Dennis Groome
I mainly use my phone and tablet for most non-work related internet browsing and the Save to Inbox feature was essential for me. Removing it from Android is a huge mistake.
grilldos
8/17/18
grilldos
Save to Inbox is how I manage my links to keep them, easily, in the same place as my reminders and actionable emails. This is a disappointing change.
Google user
8/18/18
Google user
This is example of declining Google's capabilities to provide services to users.
 
It is poor judgement both drop existing function without alternative. And there is no alternative to quickly saving links beside to Keep (which bloats the Keep dashboard, and doesn't keep the link alone but downloads offliy page which is most of the time unnecessary) or bookmark.
 
But explanation of 'flow' change is even more insulting to intelligence. The 'flow' was quite good offering possibility to choose send or save! Only ignorance can drop the choice and claim it improvement...
 
But OK. Looking how Google is punished worldwide (EU fines and Chinese capitulation) are aligned with such poor judgement and lack of creativity and innovation that made Google decade ago. Current leadership obviously is not capable to cope with that.
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Katherine Piper
9/19/18
Katherine Piper
hi
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