Google introduced major changes to Gmail for G Suite last year that put together its core services like video, chat, email, files, and tasks under one roof. Part of that update was an added capability for Gmail’s search feature that would show Chat in addition to email results.
Now, Google is expanding that capability. The company announced today that all associated email aliases will show up in Gmail’s search bar. Email aliases are alternative addresses you can use to receive email. Google noted that people often create an email alias in situations where they have changed their official names or when an organized has been acquired by another company. This helps you sort your email by adding categories such as work or school after your username, separated by a plus symbol.
The latest change basically expands the type of results that show up in the search feature of Gmail in addition to emails linked to the primary email address. Of course, you can still search for exact results by enclosing an email address in quotation marks, be it in the primary inbox or other inbox sections. This won’t affect labels, though.
Google will pull results from the “to”, “from”, “cc”, and “bcc” fields, as well as anywhere in the message body. This change is available to all Google Workspace customers with Essentials; Business Starter; as well as Business Standard; Business Plus; Enterprise Essentials; Enterprise Standard; and Enterprise Plus accounts. Users of G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits tiers can also use the new feature.