Google has announced an update for its email service, Gmail, that will make email searching much easier. The company will use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze search terms, recent emails, and other relevant factors to determine the best match for the query.
Over the next 15 days, Gmail users will begin to see “top results” when they search their inboxes. These results will be featured above the “all results” section, making it easier to find the email users are looking for.
Google has been making several strategic changes to the email service, including a controversial update to the inactive account policy in May. According to the policy, if a Google account has not been used in two years, the company may delete the account, along with all its content and data.
In February, Google completed the rollout of its new Gmail interface for every user. The new interface features a redesign and emphasizes the company’s other productivity tools. These changes likely align with Google’s recent cost-cutting measures and CEO Sundar Pichai’s plans to make the company “20% more productive.”
On Alphabet’s latest earnings call, executives discussed plans to allocate resources to areas including AI and search. Business chief Philipp Schindler emphasized the “ability of Search to surface demand and deliver a measurable ROI in an uncertain environment.”
The new feature, which was “highly requested,” will be available to all Gmail account holders and customers.
By implementing AI technology, Google is making email searching much easier for its users. The new “top results” feature will help users find the email they are looking for quickly and efficiently. These updates align with Google’s recent cost-cutting measures and CEO Sundar Pichai’s plans to make the company “20% more productive.”