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Inbox by Gmail Invitations Opened for 24 Hours; Usage Statistics Shared

Inbox by Gmail Invitations Opened for 24 Hours; Usage Statistics Shared

Google, to further promote its Inbox by Gmail app and roll it out to more people, has announced that it will be opening up invites to Inbox by Gmail for 24 hours. Notably, Inbox by Gmail has been an invitation-based app ever since its launch last year in October. The firm has also shared the worldwide app usage statistics in the form of an infographic (seen below).

The interested users who are yet to receive an invitation for the Inbox by Gmail service, can send an email to inbox@google.com from an @gmail.com address requesting access before Friday 9am PST (10:30pm IST) to get the invite.

As per the statistics shared by Google, Inbox by Gmail is used by 70 percent Android users, 28 percent iPhone users and 34 percent Web users across the globe. The company says 85 percent of the total email messages are bundled by users, most commonly into Promos (33 percent), Updates (20 percent), Forums (14 percent), Social (13 percent), and others (5 percent). Google said the top Highlights utilised by Inbox users were Purchase & Package Tracking (51 percent), followed by Calendar Invites (34 percent), Flight Info (9 percent), Reservations (4 percent), and Event Tickets (2 percent).

Google says that Inbox's Assist feature has been used the most to find phone numbers (47 percent), websites shortcuts (35 percent), and calendar events (12 percent). Speaking about the Reminders and Snooze features in Inbox, Google said 41 percent of Reminders are snoozed, and that 36 percent of users use Snooze six times a week. Top Snoozes choices are for custom time (28 percent), tomorrow (26 percent), later today (21 percent), next week (13 percent), someday (5 percent), location (5 percent), and last custom (4 percent).

The Gmail team last month updated its Inbox app to include Android Wear support. The update also brought improvements for Android tablets along with bug fixes and minor interface tweaks.



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