Google Search introduces Personal tab to show users’ online content


  • TECH
  • Monday, 29 May 2017

The new Google Search Personal tab will show the user's personal items stored online such as photos, emails, calendar entries.

Google Search is without doubt one of the most used online services in our daily lives today.

The ability to trawl through millions of webpages on the World Wide Web and offer the most relevant search results have been the main attraction of the service.

Now, the tech giant has introduced a new “Personal” panel on the Google Search page to help filter the best search results for the user’s personal information stored on Google’s popular services such as Google Photos, Gmail, and Google Calendar.

Searching for something – for instance Shanghai – using Google will show all the user’s personal items, such as all the relevant photos stored on the cloud, flight and room booking e-mails and related calendar entries.

The search results are also re-ordered according to the relevance of the search criteria, making it easy to access the content without scrolling through thousands of items within each apps.

The new Personal tab makes it easier for users to search for their information online without having to open each Google services available.
The new Personal tab makes it easier for users to search for their information online without having to open each Google services available.

To access the Personal tab, simple head to www.google.com/, and perform a regular search.

When the results are shown, click on the “more” tab under the search bar, then select “personal” through the drop-down menu.

For privacy and security reasons, the results will only be available to the user. If you have yet to come across the feature, fret not as it is now rolling out to desktop and mobile users.

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