Google adding “In Apps” feature to search

By | 31st August 2016

Google Search is great for searching the internet, but searching one’s own device is a bit tougher. With so many apps containing so much separate data, finding what you need is a challenge. Thankfully, Google is aiming to fix that.

The company is adding an In Apps tab to Google Search which will search through your apps to find certain info. You can search a contact’s name and it will search through messaging apps, email apps, and more for the content you’re looking for. This can also work for lists, media, and more.

App support is small at the moment but it will grow. Currently, only Gmail, Spotify and YouTube are compatible. But Evernote, Facebook Messenger, Glide, Google Keep, LinkedIn, and Todoist are going to be added in the coming months. 

The feature is available today and will only get better over time. The LG V20 will launch with a homescreen and second screen shortcut for In Apps and LG’s pre-installed apps will support the feature.

I can definitely see some great uses for this feature, especially finding old messages in the sea of messaging apps that we use daily. What do you guys think of this new feature? Leave a comment!