Google field-testing feature that will include results from users’ Gmail accounts in their searches
Google is toying with the idea of making Web searches even more personal by including information from users’ Gmail accounts in their search results.
To gauge interest in the feature, which would simultaneously scour the Web and a user’s Gmail account for answers to queries, the company told reporters Wednesday that it will field-test it among volunteers who sign up through g.co/searchtrial.
“This is a baby step in a really complicated area,” said Sagar Kamdar, director of product management for universal search.
Users who sign up for the trial today can try out the new feature within the next few days, Kamdar said, adding that they can collapse the results or turn them off if they want.