The tech giant Google just announced a new feature for Android phones, called ‘In Apps’ that lets you quickly find your content from installed apps. Google said “With this new search mode, called In Apps, you can quickly find content from installed apps. To access this feature, go to the Google app on your Android phone and find the In Apps tab.”
Currently the new search mode works with Gmail, Spotify and YouTube. LinkedIn, Facebook Messenger, Evernote, Glide, Todoist and Google Keep will be added in the coming months. With this new feature you can only see your personal results, and you can control what apps appear by going to Settings within the Google app. This can be works even when you’re not connected to WiFi or cellular data.
Examples of uses of In Apps search mode:
- Find your contacts and messages. Easily find the friend you want to catch up with, or the name of the new sushi place that your friend told you about last month — just search for [sushi] and find the message.
- Listen to your favorite running song or watch that sneezing panda video for the 15th time — all in one place.
- Stay organized with your tasks and notes. Want to check off items on your grocery list? No problem, just search for [groceries].
According to Google the LG V20 will be the first smartphone to feature it. You can access In Apps mode directly in this device with a dedicated shortcut on the Home Screen and Second Screen and also lets you search LG’s pre-installed apps.
Commenting on the new Google In Apps feature in V20, Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company, said:
“As smartphone features become increasingly diverse, a growing number of smartphone users are willing to search for more information saved on their mobile devices.The V20 combined with Google’s evolving search tools will allow users to search for information they need faster in a more convenient and smart manner.”