Late last year, Inbox, Google’s new mailbox for emails, gained a new functionality where the app would scan the screen and come up with a list of suggested quick replies. This has been one of the most talked about features to ever come to the app and is a personal favorite among many. Today, Inbox is receiving another trick in which the app can pull out bits of important information to help you find answers in no time.
The new feature is called ‘answers at a glance.’ It will be rolling out via a Play Store update over the next couple of days. Google wants to make Inbox more helpful in finding information, and that’s exactly what they’re doing here.
The feature allows users to search for key information like a shipment status, hotel reservation or a plane ticket that was previously sent to you via email. Inbox will perform a quick cycle through your emails and organize what it believes is important into cards. These cards will appear at the very top of the search results. Underneath the cards will be an organized list of email results that may be helpful if the cards don’t do their job. These will be sorted by relevance.
Google hopes this will eliminate the chore of having to dig through loads of results to find what you’re looking for. We have seen Google take a similar approach in some of its other services like Google Now. If the implementation operates well, Google will have taken another big step in the right direction. Feel free to share your experiences with ‘answers at glance’ in the comments below.
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