May 29, 2017

Google adds 'Personal' tab in search results

BYPankaj Mishra

Aiming to help people find what they are looking for, Google has added a ‘Personal’ tab in search results to show content from private sources like Gmail account and Google Photos library.
“Similar to the Images, News and Maps tabs, the Personal tab narrows down search query and shows results from your Google accounts instead,” technology website reported.
The ‘Personal’ tab can be found under the ‘More’ menu and will surface results like Gmail messages and calendar events from users’ signed-in accounts.
For photo searches, users can either immediately open an image result or click through to do a deeper search in Google Photos.
In March, Google introduced shortcuts on the Google Search app for Android, iOS and on the mobile web that gives users the ability to explore deeper within topics they care about.
With shortcuts right on the home screen, users now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat and drink, entertainment and weather sections.
Android users will find other useful shortcuts too like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter and more.

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Pankaj Mishra is a writer of FactorDaily.