Gmail for Android get improved search filters or search chips for accurate results
Google has started rolling out a search filter for Gmail on Android that will enhance user’s search results. Users will be able to use these filters independently or post search and choose from options like From, Sent to Date, and Attachments. The tool will come in handy for users looking for a particular email or information that users are looking for. When searching in Gmail on Android, users can use the search filters below the search box.
“For example, you can type a query and further narrow results by selecting search filters like from colleague’s name, or a specific timeframe. When searching for emails by sender, users can choose from a list of suggested senders or search for emails from multiple senders,” Google noted in a blog post.
These search filters, also called “Search chips” were introduced back in 2020 on Gmail for desktop and iOS. These filters will help users sort out the mails using automatic filters in the following ways.
— The emails narrowed down by “sender”
— Whether emails have an attachment
— Emails sorted through the time frame
— Emails that exclude certain search results like calendar updates or chats
— Specific emails are filtered by attachment types, such as text, spreadsheet, or PDF.
With these filters, the search of the user can become narrower, faster, and more useful. For instance, if a user was to look for one particular mail that he or she received some time back, say a month with some sort of an attachment, it will be searchable by putting in the sender’s name, with a PDF and the time frame. This can be done with just a few clicks on the filters.
There is no admin control for the feature and it has started rolling out for Android users and will be widely available by the end of October. It will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.
Google App for Android is also receiving an update to control personalised results on Search. It will enable users to enable or disable personalised search results options through the app. First spotted by 9to5 Google, the auto-complete includes search predictions based on search history based on personal answers like location, reminders, and reservations, recommendations based on Google activity like what to watch, where to travel, where to eat among others. Users can tap on Settings > Personal Results on the Google app homepage.