Inbox team looking into Google Apps support, reveals not a Gmail replacement on Reddit AMA

The Google Inbox team had answered some questions on Reddit earlier today as part of their Ask Me Anything (AMA). In the discussion, the team revealed some interesting tidbits, noting that it is exploring a unified view so you can have a quick glance at all your accounts, support for Google Apps for business Google account holders, and that Inbox isn't designed, at least in the short term, to replace Gmail.

On whether or not Inbox would replace Gmail, Inbox designer Jason Cornwell responded:

In the short term, no. In the very long term, we hope so. Inbox is something new - that's why we're launching it as a separate product. We care deeply about Gmail and Gmail users, but in the long run as we add more features to Inbox and respond to user feedback we hope that everyone will want to use Inbox instead of Gmail. Ultimately, our users will decide.

When asked about integrating Google Apps support inside Inbox, product manager Vijay answered:

Supporting these accounts comes with other demands and we're working hard on addressing them so we can get Inbox to Google Apps users. We were pleasantly surprised to see how open-minded Inbox users are to making big changes to their work email workflow, and the high demand for Inbox on Google Apps accounts has already caused us to speed up our efforts to bring Inbox to all of you. Hang tight!

And finally, Cornwell answered an inquiry for a unified inbox to support multiple accounts in a single view saying:

That is something we've received many requests for. We're actively looking in to it. One of our design principles is that features should work the same way across all platforms, so if we were to build this it would need to work seamlessly across the web, smartphones, tablets, etc.

Google also said that an 'Undo Send' feature is being worked on right now, in case you were a bit too trigger-happy and sent out a message that isn't yet ready to go out.

Be sure to hit up Reddit to see all the user questions and replies from the Inbox team in the source link below. Also, be sure to read our impressions of Inbox.

Source: Reddit