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Finding Gmail on your phone is (hopefully) about to get better

Finding Gmail on your phone is (hopefully) about to get better

When it comes to Gmail, I'm a loyalist of the original app. Try as I might to find third-party clients for Android or iPhone — and yes, even my Mac — I always fall back to Google's own apps for simplicity's sake. So whenever a company says meaningful improvements are coming, it's a cause for celebration. This particular Friday is one of those days: The mobile Gmail app will now display "top results" whenever you do a search, and Google at least claims these are likely to be more relevant and relevant to what you're looking for. Looking to nail him.

"When searching in Gmail, machine learning models will use search terms, most recent emails and other relevant factors to show you results that best match your search query," the company wrote on its Vertical blog. "These results will now appear at the top of the list in a dedicated section, followed by all results sorted by recency."

I couldn't help but marvel at the next line of Google's blog post: "This highly requested feature gives you the most relevant information first, so you can more quickly and easily find specific emails or files."

People want to cut through the hellscape that is their email inbox faster and more efficiently? U dont say! It seems like this should be a never-ending mission of the Gmail team, and not just a popular customer request. I never found Gmail's previous search to be bad, but if the new AI-curated top results can save me a few seconds pulling up a receipt at the store or an important work email, I'm here for it.

The Gmail app for Android and iOS will start showing top results for some users today and continue for everyone over the next few weeks. This feature is available to both consumer and business/work Gmail customers. Machine learning models are one thing, but the real question is how long will it take for Bard to arrive in the Gmail experience.

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