LOS ANGELES (dpa) – Internet giant Google introduced a new e-mail service called Inbox on Wednesday.
Inbox is designed to help users organise their e-mail, highlighting the most important parts of an e-mail such as phone numbers, pictures or flight statuses, according to a Google blog entry.
The service groups similar e-mails, like bank statements, together to give users a better overview, Google said.
The programme can send out reminders for tasks such as picking up dry cleaning or making a reservation.
“Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters,” Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai wrote in the blog entry.
Inbox is available by invitation for Android phones (4.1 and up), iPhone (iOS 7 and up), and Chrome browser on a computer, according to Google.