Google’s Inbox experiment has been a fun way to re-imagine the future of email. But it’s only been available to a small number of users—and casual users at that. Starting next month, however, the search giant says it’ll introduce the next phase of Inbox’s journey, rolling the experience out to Google Apps customers.
That’s the good news; the bad news is that the service will, just like Inbox is right now, only be available to a select number of users, hinting that a wider rollout will be very gradual.
On its Google for Work blog, the company takes an open call for potential Inbox at Work users, though you’ll have to meet the criteria to even be considered. Do you want to use Inbox as your primary email at work? Not really. Are employees at your company heavy mobile users? Yes, absolutely. Most importantly, do you want to partner with google on user studies to help build the new work Inbox? Sure, why not?
If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then Google wants to hear from you, or, more specifically, your Google Apps for Work administrator. You’ll be able to apply for an invite to Google’s early adopter program, which will get you first dibs on Inbox for Work. Not all those who apply will get chosen, but fret not, the program will expand over the coming months.
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