According to the Gmail official blog the search engine giant has added a
series of handy advance search options in Gmail. Now Gmail users will
be able to search their mail by size of attachment as well as more
flexible date options to help users find what they are looking for
We're always looking for ways to make it faster
and easier for you to find your messages using search in Gmail. So
starting today, you can now search emails by size, more flexible date
options, exact match and more
This means, for
example, to find emails larger than 5MB, you can search for size:5m or
larger:5m or to find emails sent over a year ago, older_than:1y.
Also to narrow down the search even further, one can use a combination of search options like size:2M, older_than:2days.
had got a nifty update just a fortnight ago. With the help of this
update, users can now compose mails straight from the Inbox. Further, users can check mails as they type, minimise their drafts
and also compose two messages simultaneously.
advantage of this new compose experience is that it helps save time with
the new message pane opening up within the Inbox itself like an
enlarged chat window. This makes it much easier to scan through older
messages without having to save a draft of the current message first.
Earlier, you'd first have to save the current email as a draft, open the
old message and then again reopen the draft to pick up where you left
Google has also been rolling out some interesting search
features over the fast few months for its Gmail users. In August Google
integrated its search with Gmail that allowed you to search within your
emails for any data tied to a search request.