Google Search app on Android adds a new way for you to search for information in your apps.
The new search mode called “In Apps,” let you quickly find content from installed apps like Gmail, Spotify and YouTube. The company said in coming months, more apps will get added including Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Evernote, Glide, Todoist and Google Keep.
The company said, search results are personal, and it’s onyl who can see them, as well as you can control [what apps appear by going to Settings within the Google app].
Since searching happens entirely on device, you can search even when WiFi or cellular data is not connected.
And, with upcoming LG V20 phone, In Apps mode will be directly accessiable through a dedicated shortcut on the homescreen and Second Screen. The LG V20 will be the first smartphone with this dedicated shortcut.
In addition to searching downloaded apps, with LG V20 additonally, you’ll also be able to search LG’s pre-installed apps.
To access this feature, just launch Google app, and find the In Apps tab.
Here’re few things you can do with In Apps search mode:
- Find your contacts and messages. Easily find the friend you want to catch up with, or the name of the new place that your friend told you about last month — just search for example [sushi] and find the message.
- Listen to your favorite running song or watch that sneezing panda video for the 15th time — all in one place.
- Stay organized with your tasks and notes, google explained.
A new search mode in the Google app, showing current and upcoming apps
In other search news, Google has taken off the “mobile-friendly” label from mobile search results.
It is still being used. Google removed the label because they wanted to declutter the mobile search results and because “85% of all pages in the mobile search results” now are mobile-friendly by Google’s criteria.
Also, a new pilot “search live coverage carousel” open to a select publishers, lets publishers feed Google breaking content in real time and can include live blogs, full length articles, videos and more.
Participating publisher can notify Google of their breaking content, that allow Google to “surface content more quickly than is currently possible with a standard crawl on your website.”
Google said, with search live coverage carousel, users can quickly find content about “live sports, elections, and breaking news” as soon available.
To participate in the live coverage pilot, you must meet the following criteria:
- Content must be published using Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
By publishing your content with AMP, you’ll enable your pages to be loaded nearly instantly to users’ devices. Read about how to Use AMP HTML in the AMP public developer docs.
- Your AMP pages must include structured data markup for the content itself
Structured data markup enables the preview for your live coverage article on the Search page and also helps Google better understand the context around a piece of content. Find out more in the Introduction to Structured Data.
- Content must be pushed to Google using an Atom XML feed
When you send your content to Google, you should use an an HTTP POST request in an Atom XML feed that contains your AMP page content as soon as it is published on the web. This allows Google to more quickly index your content, notes google.
Aside, Google Patents was launched almost 10 years ago, with a mission to make patents more easily accessible. Google has today, included 11 more countries with over 41 million new patent publications.
With this new addition, Google Patents now bringing the “total to over 87 million publications from 17 patent offices around the world,” company revealed.