Move from Inbox to Gmail

As Gmail continues to improve, we’re working to bring the best features over from Inbox. In Gmail, you’ll find workflows that are similar to your favorite ones in Inbox.  

Note: Support for Inbox ended in March 2019.

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Use Inbox features in Gmail

Some of Inbox's popular features have been added to Gmail. 

  • Snooze emails: Postpone emails to a future date or time that's more convenient for you. Learn how to snooze emails in Gmail.
  • Follow-ups (nudges): Gmail occasionally moves old emails to the top of your inbox with a suggestion to reply or follow up. Learn how to show or hide these nudges to follow up.
  • Hover actions: On your computer, you can point to emails in your inbox and quickly take action, like archiving or marking as read, without opening the email.
  • Smart Reply: Quickly reply to an email using suggested phrases that appear based on the email you received. Learn how to use Smart Reply.

Try Gmail experiences similar to Inbox

Gmail has many features to help you manage your email in similar ways to Inbox. If you used pins, bundles, or reminders in Inbox, here’s what you can do in Gmail:

Pin emails

Apply stars or labels to pinned emails:

  1. In Gmail, enter the search query: label:pinned.
  2. Select any or all emails you'd like to mark for later.
  3. 'Add star' or apply a label.


You can use labels and filters to identify and group the same types of emails, in a similar way to bundles. To bundle emails in Gmail you can do the following:

Apply filters to emails:

  1. In your Gmail Settings, open Filters and Blocked Addresses.
  2. Click Create a new filter.
  3. Add an identifier to “Has the words.”

Examples of identifiers:

  • category:forums
  • category:social*
  • label:^smartlabel_receipt*

Note: By default, categories and tabs in Gmail are organized similarly to the default bundles in Inbox.


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