Google does have its perks, being the biggest search
engine. Google has collected a massive of data about the most random thing that
we won’t be able to think about right at this instant. But, it has also collected
data about our personal choices by getting us addicted to its robust and
powerful services such as Gmail, Photos and more especially Android.
The search giant has already been using this gathered
data to display content based on user’s personal data in the search results. It
has heavily been integrated into the Google’s app on Android smartphones but our
web results has not been get updated with this feature. However, Google is now gradually
increasing the usability of these results by surfacing more ‘personalized
results’ against our queries under a dedicated ‘Personal’ tab.
Luckily, the Google has introduced a Personal tab to both
our mobile and desktop search results, so we can quickly look at info from the bunch
of Google apps all in one location. This is the newest filter debuted by the
Mountain View giant and is mainly focused on filtering out every other content
except for that stored in Google collection of add-on services.
This new tab now appear at the top of the search results
page, alongside the News, Images and Shopping tab among others. While the
Personal tab may presently be tucked away in the ‘More’ section under the
search bar, these tabs are reordered based on search queries. At first, you
will see the most relevant option, followed by the ones Google thinks could be
useful as per your search query.
But, as of yet, the Personal tab is not being given
prominence and is the last result in the More tab. It is presently displaying
about 10 messages in the form of cards from Gmail, results from Calendar and
Photos and of course, you’ll be served advertisements in this section as well.
Tapping on anything within this tab opens the link in a completely separate tab
and you’re provided actions to load you Gmail inbox or ‘View all Google Photos
It is not available for me at the time of writing this article,
though, the Personal tab is said to be rolling out widely to all Google users.
It should be available to Indian users soon enough, but on the Google app on Android
as of yet.