Improved Gmail search is an evergreen user request, and Google last introduced better search suggestions courtesy of updated ML models. Gmail is now using recent searches to improve results in the web app.
Googleâ€™s brief announcement detailing the improvement just says Gmail now â€œincludes better search results based on your recent search activity in Gmail.â€Â Only gmail.com is mentioned today with no reference to the mobile clients.
That builds on the July addition of offering personalized query suggestions based on â€œhow often you interact with a colleague via Gmailâ€ and other â€œhistorical exchanges.â€ The other improvement then was â€œbetter and more contextual contact suggestions with intent matching for names and email addressesâ€ as a result of new machine learning models:
For example, suggestions are reordered to more likely match contact queries with first names or email addresses rather than last names.
Meanwhile, â€œGoogle Meet chatâ€ â€” yes, thatâ€™s the name â€” is getting streamlined file sharing when youâ€™re in a Doc, Sheets, or Slides and using inline Meet video conferencing. You can now easily share the current file with attendees through the in-meeting chat.
A â€œShare file in Meeting Chatâ€ will appear when you open the voice icon at the center of the screen in the top bar. This opens a permissions sheet with users already filled out so you can just hit â€œShare in Meet Chat.â€
Both these features are rolling out over the coming weeks.
More on Gmail:
- Gmailâ€™s integrated Material You redesign is fully replacing the â€˜original viewâ€™
- Gmail for Androidâ€™s bottom bar is now appearing more often [U]
- Gmail will directly show package and delivery tracking in your inbox
- Google Chat will let you schedule Do Not Disturb
The post Gmail for web getting improved and more contextual search results first appeared on 9to5google.com