Google makes it easier to find links and files in Chat

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Internet search giant

Google

has rolled out a new feature for Chat that will make it easier for users to search specific contents using filters.
With this new functionality,

Google Chat

will allow users to find artefacts like files and links more easily.
For instance, users will be able to search for a keyword that they may remember from a message or use a filter to look at all the files within a specific chat.
Further, the company is also refreshing Search’s visual interface “to provide a more balanced view of search results.” Google also said that results will now include the content of the

messages

, making it even easier to find the exact content they are looking for.

Google will first make this feature available on

Android

, which will be followed by iOS and Web by the end of July 2021.
Enabling this

search in Google Chat

will not require any admin control. Also, there will be no end-user setting for this feature.
“When searching in Google Chat on mobile, you can further refine your search results using the search filter chips below the search box,” said Google.
Search support in Google Chat will be available to all

Google Workspace

users and personal accounts, according to a report by 9to5Google.
In related news, Google recently announced that the RCS chat which is sent through the Messages app will now be end-to-end encrypted. The company rolled out the feature in beta last year in November and is now releasing it for all users. The company claims that end-to-end encryption in Messages will keep your conversations more secure while sending. It ensures that no one can read the content of your messages as they travel between your phone and the phone of the person you’re messaging.

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