Gmail in Google Search Results
Have you ever wanted to be able to do a Google Web search and search your Gmail inbox at the same time? If your answer is yes, Google has something for you. Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses more quickly.
Amit Singhal, Google’s search chief, who told that the move was a “baby step towards pre-emptive search” and an example of search engines “getting to know people better”, he further said : “The destiny of search is to become that perfect Star Trek computer”.
Blending email information into general search results could raise privacy worries. Google is trying to mitigate that by showing Gmail results in a collapsed format that users must open to see the details. No one is automatically added to this program. In addition, it’s super important to understand that if you do enter the program, you are not exposing your email in search results to the entire world. Only you, when signed-in to your Google Account, will see any matching Gmail messages mixed with your search results.
If you sign up for the public trial, you’ll begin seeing relevant emails from you Gmail account show up alongside search results when using Google search. The trial follows a long line of recent additions Google has made to its Universal Search, all of which are part of an effort to make searching more contextual and that little bit more personal.
If you want to give this search-email ” Gmail in Google Search Results ” hybrid experiment a try you can sign up on Google’s site. But take NOTE: If you do decide to give it a try, be sure to bookmark the sign-up page, as this is where you’ll need to head if you want to opt-out should you not want the service.
Yahoo and Microsoft, the biggest rivals to Gmail, had no comment about Google’s offer.