Have you so many apps and documents that you can’t seem to remember where you might have saved it? Or maybe you have multiple messaging apps and you’re trying to look for the message you want? The good news is that you won’t have to comb through each app one by one, thanks to the “In Apps” search feature Google has introduced to Android.
The In App option lets you quickly search for things important to you, things such as contacts, music, Books, messages, and a lot more. Initial support includes Google apps like GMail and YouTube, as well as third party apps like Spotify but Google will be extending this support to Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Evernote, Glide, Todoist and Google Keep in the future. You can even control what the In App option searches by opening the Google App, clicking the hamburger icon and going to Settings > In Apps.
This is how Google says you can use the new search mode:
1. Find your contacts and messages – Easily find a contact you are looking for with or the name of a new pizza place that your friend recommended to you last month — just search for pizza and find the message containing the information.
2. Listen – You can even listen to your favorite song or watch a video in one place.
3. Stay organized with your tasks and notes – You can even check off items on your grocery list. Simply search grocery.
Recently, the ‘In Apps’ feature was revealed by tipster @eveleaks in an image of the forthcoming smartphone LG V20. Now both Google and LG have confirmed that LG V20 will be the first smartphone to come with this feature. LG V20 smartphone users will be able to access ‘In Apps mode’ directly through the dedicated shortcut on the homescreen.
LG V20 will launch on September 6 at an event in San Francisco. The smartphone is the first non-Nexus device to be launched with Google’s latest Android OS version — Nougat. V20 is expected to launch in India too in September.
However according to Google, not all apps will have access to the feature yet.For now only Gmail, Spotify, and YouTube will support it. Google has said that support for apps like Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Evernote, Glide, Todoist and Google Keep will be coming in the following months. Anything you search in this mode will only be seen in your personal results, and you can control what apps appear by going to Settings within the Google app.
Source: Google Search Blog