Google’s search app for Android has a new “In Apps” mode that allows you to quickly find data that may be siloed away inside of apps. For instance, instead of display results from the web, the app can show information from Gmail, Spotify, or YouTube.
To use the new feature, just type a query into the search bar, and when the results show up you should see a series of tabs that says “All,” “News,” “Shopping,” and so on. Scroll to the right of that bar and you should see a new “In Apps” tab.
I didn’t actually see the tabs at first on my phone. But when I tapped a link at the bottom of my search results for “in phone,” the tabs showed up, complete with the brand new In Apps option.
Google says the upcoming LG V20 smartphone will also be the first with a dedicated home screen shortcut for in-app searches. The V20 is also expected to be the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Only a select group of apps are currently supported, including those mentioned above and Facebook, Google Plus, and Chrome. But Google says support for additional apps including Evernote, Google Keep, and Facebook Messenger is on the way.