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Search for Programming Languages Characters in Google, Exchange Tasks in Gmail Android App

Google Allo, introduces new features that help you express yourself through a GIF or animated emoji, or by using Google Assistant.

Allo, in addition to already help to find a perfect emoji or sticker without having to scroll through, now, making it easier to add GIFs to conversations by just a single tap on the smiley icon in the chat bar and then a swipe left to find the right GIF through a new library for chat.

Also, tapping on a Smart Reply with the new Lucky icon or simply typing “@lucky” followed by a phrase, Allo let you share randomly selected GIF.

google allo gif search

In Google Allo, you can animate any of the 10 emojis, simply touch and hold the send button, and then drag up to see it come to life.

A new shortcut added in the Allo, makes it faster and easier to get help from Google Assistant with just a single tap the Assistant icon in the compose box and the Assistant is ready to help.

These new features in Google Allo will be rolling out on Android today, and will come to iOS soon.

google allo gif annimation

google assistant icon in allo

Google Assistant, as announced earlier this week is starting today, rolling out to Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices with Google Play Services. To get started, touch and hold the Home button.


Gmail app for Android already support Exchange accounts since laster year for easy managing both work and personal business email accounts through one mail app. Now, starting today, begin supporting Exchange tasks in Gmail app for Android.

With this new support, users can now create a task, edit date or priority, and flag an email as a to-do for later response. The new feature also synchronizes tasks with Exchange, for always stay on top of task list.

Gmail app also works with managed configurations, so you can skip any complicated setup steps.

In addition, Google also added earlier “find a time” in Google Calendar to suggest meeting times that work with everyone’s schedule.

exchange tasks on gmail app for android

Google has just upped its search with adding support for queries containing programming languages sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], and will return results accordingly.

Google explained the feature in the following example, if you’re searching for a meaning of [c++17], the search now brings up results of a well-known programming language containing “Boeing airplane”, instead of c17.

Here is an example search result page for such technical queries:

google search adds programming languages characters

Additionally, punctuation such as She++ and Notepad++ included in the organization and product names. “will now return more accurate results,” Google says.

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