Google has launched a new feature that allows users to search their Google documents through their Gmail account.
Google has added an application into its long list of Gmail Labs experiments, the ‘Apps search’, to enable users to search their documents without navigating away from their Gmail account, tech news site Information Week reported on Wednesday.
When turned on, the Apps search lab feature will allow users to scan their e-mails, as well as documents and files by putting in a keyword in the search box. The ‘Search Mail’ button will then read ‘Search Mail and Docs’.
“Once you enable it from the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, the “Search Mail” button in Gmail will say “Search Mail and Docs” instead, and your search results will include matching documents and sites in addition to email messages,” said Bram Moolenaar, a Software Engineer with Gmail in an official blogpost.