Google rolls out new advance search options for Gmail

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Google rolls out new advance search options for Gmail
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 faster.

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.

Gmail 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.

The biggest 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 off.

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.

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