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April 21, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
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LINK: gmail.googleblog.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Shan Wang   |   April 21, 2016

gmail-inbox-save-laterYou’ve heard the stat that of the many apps on their phones, most people use only five or fewer. At F8 last week, the platform di tutti platforms announced a “Save to Facebook” button for the web, threatening read-it-later apps like Pocket and Instapaper. (250 million people use the “Save” feature in Facebook every month, Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in his keynote.)

Now Gmail Inbox has rolled out a save-for-later feature of its own. No more emailing yourself articles and chasing them down in your inbox later (if you were still doing that): You can share a link directly to your Inbox app from Android or iOS (or a Chrome extension, if you’re on desktop), and Inbox will collect all the links — to articles, videos, recipes — in one place.

medium-newsletters-inboxThe mess of newsletters (along with calendar events) in your inbox are also getting a little help:

Inbox now gathers emails from a single event together and shows you what’s changed at a glance. When you tap on an event, you’ll see a comprehensive overview, all in one place.

Similarly, it’s now easier to preview the newsletters you read often and click through to the articles that interest you most. And once you’ve taken a look at the latest, newsletters will minimize to save space in the inbox.

Between Facebook and email, the other apps on my phone don’t stand much of a chance.

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