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November 16, 2012

Google adds new search features to Gmail

Search engine giant has added Google Earth files support for Google Drive

By CBR Staff Writer

Google has introduced new search features to its cloud-based email service, Gmail, in a move to make it easier for its users.

Google software engineer Christian Kurmann said that users can search their emails while taking into account file size and exact date.

"We’re always looking for ways to make it faster and easier for you to find your messages using search in Gmail. So starting today, you can now search emails by size, more flexible date options, exact match and more," Kurmann said.

"This means, for example, to find emails larger than 5MB, you can search for size:5m or larger:5m or to find emails sent over a year ago, older_than:1y."

Search engine giant has also added Google Earth files support for Google Drive which will enable users to open, preview and edit those files using formats like .KML and .KMZ directly in Google Drive.

The latest update will allow users to retrieve files from Trash as search for those which may have deleted unexpectedly.

Google said: "These changes go hand in hand with other recent enhancements to search such as the improved autocomplete predictions and a field trial for instant results from Gmail, Google Drive and more as you type."

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Earlier this month, Google had introduced a redesigned Gmail composer which will make it easier to refer old e-mails while composing new ones.

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