Dropbox Shuts Down Carousel And Mailbox

Chris CrumIT Management

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Dropbox announced on Monday that it is shutting down its Carousel and Mailbox products on March 31st and February 26th respectively.

From the sound of it, key features and ideas from these products will be utilized in the Dropbox app. A post on the company blog says:

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.

Dropbox says it will aid in making the transitions from both Carousel and Mailbox as painless as possible. You can find relevant information for Carousel here and for Mailbox here.

Image via Dropbox

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