It happened earlier and 2018 has no different. The feature of accessing the Gmail app on offline mode has introduced, removed and edited earlier as well. While the announcement made by Google on Wednesday that it is going to shut-down the Inbox from March 2019. The announcement has got a lot of attention. Along with this news, another new that the Offline Chrome app of Gmail will be shut down after December 3rd.
As an alternative, Google has come up with a native offline experience along with its latest redesign of Gmail that will be able to sync up with the emails up to 90 days and maintains a list of everything in the same familiar interface. This means if in case any user wants to have an offline access that is especially useful for flights to pull older emails, the user can switch to the new experience.
Following to the shutting of the development of gears by Google in 2009, the chrome app has introduced to the users in 2011, has brought an access powered by HTML5 in addition with an update to its newly introduced platform of Chrome OS.
But as the days are passing, the security and technology used in building the browsers have progressed. And this advancement has given rise to the Progressive Web Apps technology to provide an offline Gmail support in Chrome browser of version 61 and higher.
Along with switching to new experience, users require activating the offline access in their settings, and in case users have a work or Gmail account, then the user needs to ask the admin to provide an access to use the offline access feature.
A lot has been going around in the Google arena this year. It has the number of updates like the introduction of new features and now an end of an era with the shutting of Gmail from March 2019.