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Google Now Lets You Search For In-App Content On Android

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Google has just introduced a new way to search for content in the apps on your phone.

Android users can now search for information in their installed apps via a new search bar.

The In Apps search mode is available in the Google app on Android, and lets users input keywords to find content in apps like Gmail, Spotify and YouTube.

This new feature could be used to find references to a restaurant in Gmail, quickly search for your favourite song on Spotify, or access items on your to do list.

IPA Name Search Demo - Nexus (FB Messenger)

The feature is currently only available for a few apps, but Google plans to roll out the service to more apps over the coming months, including Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Evernote, Glide, Todoist and Google Keep.

It is likely Google will continue to expand this service to more apps as time goes on, perhaps enabling users to find a specific dating app message or match.

And this search does not require internet, meaning users can search through apps even when not connected to WiFi – in the same way you would be able to search for settings or apps on your phone when offline.

The tech giant also said the new LG V20 phone will be able to access the In Apps search bar directly on the homescreen.

Read more about the feature here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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