Gmail is my favorite app. Although I’ve tried to use third-party apps for Android, iPhone and (yes, even on my Mac), I’ve always returned to Google’s app because of its simplicity. It’s always a good thing when a company announces significant improvements. Google’s mobile Gmail app is displaying “top results” when you search. Google claims these will be more relevant to what you are looking for.
The company explained on the Workspace blog that “When searching in Gmail machine learning models use the search terms, most recent emails, and other relevant factors to display the results which best match your query.” These results will appear first in a section dedicated to them, followed by a list of all the results ordered by date.
The next line in Google’s blog made me laugh: “This highly requested feature allows you to find emails and files more quickly by displaying the most relevant data first.”
What if people could cut through hellscape of their email inbox more quickly and efficiently? You won’t tell! It seems like this should be Gmail’s constant mission, and not just the result of a customer request. Gmail’s search has never been bad to me, but the AI-curated results could save me time when I need to look up an email or a receipt from the store.
Gmail for Android and iOS users will begin to show top results today. The feature will be rolled out over the next few weeks. This feature is available to both consumers and Workspace/Business Gmail users. The question is when Bard will start to appear in Gmail.