Google Chat to soon get Search Chips functionality

    Search Chips help better filter search results on Gmail.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Nov 02 2020, 01:02 PM IST
    Search Chips for filtering Chat messages is coming soon
    Search Chips for filtering Chat messages is coming soon (AP)
    Search Chips for filtering Chat messages is coming soon
    Search Chips for filtering Chat messages is coming soon (AP)

    Google will soon roll out Search Chips functionality for Chat users, reports XDA Developers.

    According to the report, a teardown of the Gmail app for Android (v. 2020.10.04) reveals new strings of code that suggest the imminent arrival of the feature. With the update, Chat users can apply Search Chips to better filter the search results.

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    Twitter users Alessandro Paluzzi has also posted a screengrab of how the functionality will look like on Chat.

    What are Search Chips?

    Google had first unveiled ‘Search Chips’ in February this year. As the name suggests, it complements the existing search filters available on Gmail.

    For instance, you can search a contact’s name and further narrow down the search by using search chips such as attachments (and its types like a text document, pdf, or spreadsheet) and a particular timeframe. You can also use the

    chips to narrow down search results to calendar invitations.

     

    “For example, you can search a colleague’s name and further narrow your results by selecting search chips like attachment type (Text Document, Spreadsheet, PDF) or a specific timeframe. You can also filter out certain results, like calendar invites,” said Google in a blog post.

    Google’s Search Chips first rolled out for Gmail for G Suite users. Later, it was made available for Gmail for end users. As of now, there is no word on the availability of Search Chips on the mobile version of the email service.

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