Dropbox's Popular Mailbox App is Officially Dead

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In December, Dropbox announced that it would shut down Carousel and Mailbox on March 31st and February 26 respectively. Well, that second date is here, and it's officially time to bid Mailbox farewell.

Many are sad to see it go, though Dropbox notes that some key features and ideas from both are being built into the main Dropbox app. The post in December said:

In 2013, we acquired Mailbox because we believed in the way it was making mobile email better. In 2014, we launched Carousel to create a new way to experience and share photos. With both, we aspired to extend the simplicity of Dropbox to other parts of our users’ lives.

Building new products is about learning as much as it’s about making. It’s also about tough choices. Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox.

You can get all your Mailbox questions answered on this FAQ page.

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Chris Crum
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