Google’s ‘Inbox by Gmail’ iOS App Now Open to Everyone, No Invitation Required


Google today announced at its developer conference its Inbox by Gmail app for iOS is now open for everyone, which means invitations are no longer required. The app also got an update to bring new features such as Trip Bundles, new swipe settings for delete, signature settings, undo send and more.

What’s New in Version 1.3.0
**Thanks to your feedback, Inbox is now open to everyone—no invitation required.**

• Introducing Trip Bundles – emails about a trip are bundled with important details highlighted
• New setting to swipe to delete
• New setting to set your signature
• Undo Send – take back a message up to a few seconds after sending it
• Reminders created in Keep will now appear in Inbox
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

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Inbox by Gmail launched last October in beta and required an invite to use the app. This February, the app launched for the iPad and last month added ‘custom snooze’ options. This new update may make me want to use the app again (but I think you’ll enjoy Readdle’s upcoming Spark mail app more).

Click here to download Inbox by Gmail in the App Store.


  • MikeJenkinson

    I agree that Spark is already ahead of Inbox in so many ways. Outlook’s email app is also really great on iOS. Inbox continues to disappoint by being so late to the game on features, like calendar integration and being able to use multiple cloud services for attachments.

  • Spark is set to launch today, pending App Store approval. Have you been using the beta as well? The Apple Watch app of Spark is very good.

  • MikeJenkinson

    Yes, I’ve been part of the Spark beta. Right now, the deal breaker for me on Spark is lack of Gmail Alias/Send-As support. I run my domain email through Gmail and it’s nice and convenient. Readdle says that support is coming in a future update. In the meantime, I’ll stick with Outlook.

  • Nice! Yeah, once the Gmail Alias-Send-As comes, it’ll be real powerful. Outlook isn’t bad for Mail. It’s great that we have so many Mail options now. Apple needs to step up.

    What I like about Spark is the quick ‘Like/Thank You/Smile’ feature. Very easy to blast away a casual reply if you need to.

  • MikeJenkinson

    Spark apparently not launching today. Also, I can’t get any of these new Inbox features to work. No option to swipe to delete. No option to set my signature. No option to undo send.

    I even deleted app and reinstalled. Weird.

  • Hmm, I’m not seeing them either after updating. Maybe the features are propagating or were missed in this update somehow.

  • Jean-Claude Jung

    Same none of the announced features :/