Google introduces “In-App Search”, a new way to find content within your apps

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We all have a lot of data on our smartphones, but it tends to be spread out over several different apps. Whether that’s Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Evernote, Google Keep, YouTube, and so on and so forth. It can be hard to find the data we need when we need it, but thanks to Google’s latest search mode, it’s easier than ever.

“In-App” search goes through a selection of different apps installed on your device and finds the content relevant to your search within those apps.

We use apps to call friends, send messages or listen to music. But sometimes, it’s hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. Today, we’re introducing a new way for you to search for information in your apps on your Android phone. With this new search mode, called In Apps, you can quickly find content from installed apps. To access this feature, go to the Google app on your Android phone and find the In Apps tab.

As an example, if you’re trying to find a message from your friend, you could type in his/her name, then In-App Search would locate any relevant conversations you have with that person through different apps and then allows you to quickly go to that conversation. Google says this will work for contacts, messages, music, videos, and much more. At launch apps like Gmail, Spotify, and YouTube will work with In App Search. Over the coming months, more apps like Google Keep, Todoist, Evernote, Facebook Messenger, and LinkedIn will all be added.

IPA Name Search Demo - Nexus (FB Messenger)

It’s unclear if this functionality is exclusive to Android Nougat, but we do know that it will be seen on the LG V20 with tie-ins to the device’s second screen and LG’s pre-installed applications.

Source: Google