Google added some new features to Gmail not very long ago, so how about we take a look at what it can do? The new feature is all about helping users of the popular email service to find emails faster, and that’s good. Google has added search filters to Gmail, which are called Search Chips. The feature allows the user to pare down the results of a search, making it easier to find the exact email you were looking for. It’s a neat feature, one we suspect will come in handy for those who use Gmail on a regular basis.
Bear in mind Google is rolling Search Chips right now, so if you have yet to see it in your account, then just keep waiting a while.
How to use Search Chips in Gmail
Using the Search Chips feature in Gmail is super easy, so if you want to learn how, please continue to read because we take a dive right in.
- Perform a search
- Search Chips
- Advanced Search
1] Perform a search
The first thing you will need to do is to initiate a search. You can, for example, search for a name then hit the Enter key on the keyboard or click on the search button. Once the results are up, it’s then time to look at the new features and see what they are capable of doing.
2] Search Chips
After hitting the Enter key to bring up the results, look right below the search box. It will highlight the sender (s) associated with the query, the ability to select the date, if it has attachments, whether or not there are any unread mails, and more.
The feature is very easy to use, and once you’ve gotten used to it after a while, you’ll be wondering why it took Google so long to bring this to the table.
From the section that says Any Time, the user has the ability to choose a range. The options run from a week to a year. But if that’s not enough and you want something more exact, then click on Custom Range to make changes to the outcome.
4] Advanced Search
If everything we talked above is not enough, then how about giving Advanced Search and try? It delivers quite a few options to the user. For example, you can choose the size of the email, the subject, and much more.
We suggest testing out Advanced Search to determine if it’s worth the time.