Google Adds ‘Search Chips’ to Gmail.
We’re all used to the search filtering method of entering a search term in the bar across the top of Gmail (e.g. label:work, has:attachment, from:firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.) or use the drop-down box to perform an advanced search. However, these options are tedious, inconvenient and therefore under-utilised by many Gmail users. Therefore, to make searching easier, Google introduced a new Gmail search filter feature referred to as “search chips.”
With search chips in #gmail you get faster results and can filter by:
✅ A colleagues name
✅ Attachment type
✅ A specific timeframe
— G Suite (@gsuite) February 19, 2020
The new Gmail search filter feature will have different filters available including those that will help users narrow down emails by the sender; whether or not emails have an attachment; by time frame, and more. Users will also be able to use the new filters to exclude certain types of search results – like those that are calendar updates or chats, for example. Gmail users will also have the ability to specify emails by attachment type – such as text, spreadsheet or PDF.
The gradual roll-out started on February 19 – to all G Suite users – and may take up to 15 days to complete.