How To Get Google’s Inbox Without An Invite [Tutorial]

Google last week launched the latest email app called ‘Inbox‘, client that organizes emails to highlight “important info at a glance.” Here’s the catch, in order to use it you’ll to be invited and although, we got a “hack” here, that lets you circumvent that requirement.

Inbox-mainLearning how to use Inbox, Google’s new algorithm-based email client, which is so impressive, intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is pretty hard to going back. Many out there using Inbox for about a week now, as only means of checking out personal Gmail account. In particular, it treats your email as what mail has essentially become: a to-do list.

Inbox lets you cross off items once ou’ve accomplished whatever task was asked of you in them, instead of marking messages as “read”. Be it paying a bill, calling your family, RSVPing for an event and etc. Probably, one of the best feature is Inbox’s habit of pulling relevant info out of your email and getting it right in your inbox’s home screen.

Handy for things like purchase and flights, where you’ll see data like tracking numbers, expected delivery time and date and deperture timings without even having to open the related email. Well! It’s almost like Google Now, as Google app designed to predict and display information you’ll want to a given point in space and time.

Advantages of Inbox and disadvantages as well

Inbox also nicely sorts your messages into categories like “Finance,” (read: bills) “Purchases” (receipts) and “Low-Priority” (newsletters). Low-Priority reminds me of another service I’ve used and loved for a few months, Unroll.Me, which takes all the newsletters and daily deal emails that have a nasty habit of languishing in your inbox and collects them into an easy-to-consume daily digest. So far, I’ve been using Unroll.Me in tandem with Inbox, but Inbox is good enough that I might turn Unroll.Me off completely.

What’s wrong with Inbox? One thing that holding Inbox back is that it doesn’t yet work with Google for Work apps—meaning, if your office is Gmail-based, you can’t use Inbox for your work email yet. Google is considering expanding Inbox to play ball with Google for Work though, but a compamy’s spokesperson wasn’t able to shed light on when that thing will happen.  Via

Here’s How To Get Inbox With Out An Invite

Point is that, instead of waiting for Google to send you an invite or hand out more invites for current users to send to their friends, all you will now need is that, find a person with an account who is willing to share their credentials with you.

We got two different methods in pulling this off, but they’re basically the same. Just figure out which Android phone you want to perform the “hack” on.

On your phone

1. Download and install Google Inbox from Play Store or Apple’s App Store on your iPhone 6 (notably, the Chrome app won’t work for this).

2. Add your friends account to your phone. Android users, head to Settings > Accounts and for iOS, use another Google app.

3. Launch Inbox and sign in with your friend’s account.

4. On Inbox, open the left-panel and tap “Manage Accounts,: Slide the switch for your account to “On”. You can now choose “Add account” for additional accounts.

5. Delete your friend’s account from the phone (For Android, Settings > Accounts and for iOS, go to the “Manage Accounts” screen in any Google app).

Or, tell you friend add your account to their phones and follow the same aforementioned step-by-step guide and tell him to Sign in to Inbox with your account on your phone. That’s it!

Remember that whoever is sharing their credentials can change their password to temporary one beforehand and then change it back after. And with a Caution, proceed with this tip!

Note: This hack doesn’t work if your friend got Inbox without an invite. Thanks to Venturebeat.com for this find.

Google Inbox is currently available only by invite on desktop, iOS and Android. Download now!