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Inbox by Gmail is dead, but at least you can bring back its looks with this Chrome extension

Inbox Theme for Gmail is just that — a theme for the desktop version of Gmail.

Published onApril 2, 2019

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With Inbox by Gmail officially resting in peace, mourners have a small glimmer of hope in the form of a new Chrome extension that Computerworld spotted earlier today. Appropriately called Inbox Theme by Gmail, the free extension helps you pretend that Inbox is still alive.

The good news is that it’s very easy to get the extension up and running. Click here to check out the Inbox Theme for Gmail extension, then click the Add to Chrome button on the right. Click Add extension when the prompt shows up and either open Gmail in a separate tab or refresh Gmail on a current tab.

You should then see something like this:

A screenshot of the Inbox Theme by Gmail Chrome extension.

It’s not just your email inbox that gets a splash of Inbox — even the main message list view and the individual message screen are great duplications of what we saw in Inbox.

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Unfortunately, Inbox Theme for Gmail is just that — a theme for the desktop version of Gmail. That means popular Inbox features like Bundles that automatically organizes emails, the integrated reminders system, pinned messages, the article-saving system, and extra keyboard shortcuts are nowhere to be seen.

Even so, just close your eyes and open them after a few seconds. For a hot minute, you might think that Inbox isn’t dead after all.

You can download the Inbox Theme for Gmail Chrome extension at the link below.

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