Google is updating the way searches are performed in Gmail to make it a faster and more intuitive process.
We’re all used to entering a search term in the bar across the top of Gmail, but refining the results can be a little tedious. To make searching easier, Google is introducing a new set of filters it is referring to as “search chips.”
Search chips are clickable filters which appear underneath the search box when a search is performed. For example, if you type someone’s name, Gmail will present a list of emails associated with that name. However, the search chips can help refine the search with a tap. For example, you could click a chip that excludes chats, excludes calendar updates, or removes any emails that don’t have an attachment.
Some search chips even present their own options as a dropdown list, for example, the search chip “Any time” can be used to refine the time period to search while only introducing a few extra taps or clicks to the process.