Google Makes Searching 'In Apps' Easier

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Google's new "In Apps" search mode lets Android users quickly unearth content from installed apps.

Open the Google app on your Android phone and navigate to the In Apps tab and start searching. Locate friends in your saved contacts, or the name of that sushi place someone mentioned in a text last month.

The feature—initially compatible with Gmail, Spotify, and YouTube—works just like any other Google search: type and find. More apps like Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Evernote, Glide, Todoist, and Google Keep will be added soon. You can control what apps appear via the Google app Settings.

"Searching your personal results happens entirely on your phone, so you can search even when you're not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data," product manager Timo Mertens wrote in a blog post. "Only you will see personal results."

Folks eyeing the upcoming LG V20 smartphone, meanwhile, will be able to access In Apps mode directly from a dedicated shortcut on the homescreen and Second Screen.

"As smartphone features become increasingly diverse, a growing number of smartphone users are willing to search for more information saved on their mobile devices," LG Electronics President Juno Cho said in a statement. "The V20 combined with Google's evolving search tools will allow users to search for information they need faster in a more convenient and smart manner."

Exclusive to the Android 7.0 Nougat-based device, expected in September, the shortcut also works with LG's pre-installed apps to find contacts, emails, text messages, and photos.

"So whether you're using the new LG V20 or the Google app on your Android phone, finding your favorite tune, that long-lost email, or your to-do list is easier than ever before," Mertens said.

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