Dropbox to shut down Mailbox and Carousel in early 2016

With a new focus on collaboration, cloud storage provider Dropbox today announced that it will be shutting down two apps in the very near future -- photo cloud app Carousel and email app Mailbox. Mailbox will be shutting down effective February 26, 2016, while Carousel dies an untimely death on March 31, 2016.

While the company says that details of the shutdowns will be communicated directly to users of both apps soon, it appears that some of the functionality of both Carousel and Mailbox will end up in the Dropbox app.

As noted in the post, "We'll be taking key features from Carousel back to the place where your photos live -- in the Dropbox app. We'll also be using what we've learned from Mailbox to build new ways to communicate and collaborate on Dropbox (you can see early signs of this focus with Paper).