Google explained in a blog post that the “search filters” in Gmail can be used independently or post-search, so it will be a bit easier to choose filtering options from the drop-down lists. For example, you can type a query and further narrow results by selecting search filters like from a colleague’s name, or a specific timeframe. You can choose from a list of suggested senders or search for emails from multiple senders.
The feature will take a few weeks to reach all the users. It started rolling out on Monday, September 20 and will be fully live by the end of October. It will be available to all Google Workspace customers, G Suite Basic, and Business customers.
In another development, the Google app has also received an update, which allows users to control personalised results on Search. Now it will be possible to disable or enable the “personalised search results” feature, which basically takes information from one’s Google account to show as personalised results. The features of this option include:
- Auto-complete predictions that include search predictions based on search history.
- Personal answers like location, reminders, and reservations.
- Recommendations based on Google activity like what to watch, where to travel, where to eat etc.