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Google finally gives Google Apps users Inbox, then takes it back again
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Google finally gives Google Apps users Inbox, then takes it back again

Google Apps customers using paid accounts have received long-awaited access to Inbox by Gmail - but Google quickly revoked its invitations after sending them out by mistake.

Inbox has become a popular service, but its invite system is proving troublesome. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google incorrectly sent out invitations yesterday even after running its tightly-managed invitation system for several months with users of personal Gmail accounts. Google followed up the error with an email this morning which stated that Inbox was still "in the early stages" of being brought to paid Google Apps customers who use Gmail at work and that it was not up-and-running yet.

This mishap was evidence that the invitation system - restricting access to users who are invited - is an unnecessary barrier between Google and its customers. AndroidPIT has reached out to Google for comment.

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Google Apps users received this email today after getting invites for Inbox. Looks like they'll have to wait a little longer... / © ANDROIDPIT

Inbox by Gmail is already available through the Play Store for personal accounts, but Google is still working on the app to make it function properly with paid 'Google Apps for Work' accounts. The idea of Inbox for Google Apps is that administrators at companies who want to start using Inbox can send out invites to employees.

Ironically, users of the free version of Google Apps have received invites to use Inbox and are now able to access it, according to several Twitter users. Free Google Apps users can request an invite by sending an email to inboxforwork@google.com. 

Non-Google apps users can still request invites at inbox@google.com if they want to use Inbox.


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  • GT Ohh Mar 23, 2015 Link to comment

    I received an invite to "inbox" a few months back, & downloaded the app from the play store. Yet after countless attempts I was unable to get into "inbox" with either my "Gmail"
    user/pass or by creating a new account for "inbox".

    I'm over it, and to be totally honest I was over it after waiting close to 2 months before receiving said invite.

    I'll stick with my old friend "yahoo" mail and continue to use the "Gmail" account when signing up on sites I feel will over fill my (excuse the pun ) inbox with spam.

    But hey that's just my point of view. lol

  • Pls send invite to ice.moby@gmail.com