Google is always trying to surpass itself, by improving and rebuilding its features continuously. The search giant, Google has added some new features in its cloud-based email service, Gmail which is one of the most widely used and popular email sites in today’s time. Google’s software engineer, Christian Kurmann has announced in a post on the official Gmail blog that the new features will help users to search mails through file sizes and exact dates which will make the search simpler and faster. He went on to say that Gmail is always trying to help their users in various new ways. Users could now distinguish mails based on size, exact match, flexible date options and much more.
This blog also gave an example by stating that if a user wishes to find all the emails in his account which are larger than 5MB, he may search for size:5m or larger:5m. Similarly, mails that have been received or sent a year ago can be found by searching older_than:1y. It was also mentioned that these new features will work in sync with other Gmail features launched by Google recently, including an auto complete in search and a totally new compose box.
Initially, the company had started off with field trials which enabled the user to access their Gmail accounts and search for mails and other files from Google Search itself. However, this is being tested only on desktop searches as of now and these trials require the user to sign up by themselves to use this new, innovative feature. It is being speculated that the on-going competition between Google, Microsoft and similar sites will prove to be beneficial for users as they are continuously trying to outdo each other in order to provide their users with nothing but the best.
Date: November 17, 2012