Gmail gets better autocomplete predictions for search

Google seems to be on a roll lately with adding new and improved features to its Gmail service. Just a few days ago it put in an update that added a way to see the contact details of the people who have emailed you, along with better integration with Google+ and its circle group feature.

Today, the official Gmail blog revealed yet another feature update, this time related to searching for words and phrases in emails. Basically, users will soon be able to get better results for autocomplete when they type in a word in the search box.

The blog post states:

Now when you type something into the Gmail search box, the autocomplete predictions will be tailored to the content in your email, so you can save time and get the information you want faster than ever before. For example, you might now get lax reservation or lax united as predictions after typing "lax" if you have received an email with a flight confirmation for your trip to Los Angeles in your inbox recently.

English language users of Gmail will see this new autocomplete search improvement in action in a few days; support for other languages will be added later. The blog post adds, "While initially improved autocomplete will not be available for Google Apps customers, we plan to bring this feature to Apps domains in the future."

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neonspark said,
web mail sucks and gmail is so laggy it is useless. native app ftw.

Gmail is laggy for you? Have you considered upgrading your computer or your browser?

neonspark said,
web mail sucks and gmail is so laggy it is useless. native app ftw.

If Gmail is laggy, then I wonder how you can open Yahoo, Hotmail, or other email accounts

neonspark said,
web mail sucks and gmail is so laggy it is useless. native app ftw.

Have you upgraded from your 56k modem yet? They invented cable and DSL in the meantime