Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

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Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the lab feature is being retired.

"Since 2010, Gmail search has been improved to automatically display results from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides―plus Calendar and G+ content―in the instant results dropdown, which appears when entering a query in the search box," Google said.

"With the improved experience provided by the instant results search feature, we’ll be ending the Apps Search lab experiment and removing it from Gmail Labs and the Advanced Labs Management section in Admin console in early 2015," it added. "We will provide additional guidance on the specific date of the feature removal on the Google Apps Release calendar."

In other Google for Work news, the company has just consolidated its partner programs into one big partner program for work and education.

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