The company has revealed it is adding a new setting to its search history tool specifically designed to find files created in its Google Workspace office software suite.
The new addition will hopefully be able to track down and display those hard-to-find files directly in your search history, removing a common headache for workers everywhere.
Google My Activity
Going forward, search data from Workspace apps will be contained in a new setting, which will allow users to see suggestions from their own search history.
Google says it doesn't utilize any of this data for targeted advertising, and deletes all search history data after 18 months (although this can be reset to delete at 3, 18 or 36 months) and users can amend, expand or restrict the amount of data collected on them at any time.
The new setting will begin rolling out on March 29, and will be set to on by default. Users can disable it by heading to My Activity page > Other Google activity > Google Workspace search history.
The news comes shortly after Google unveiled a new look for Gmail that aims to combine several of the most popular Workspace apps in one window.
The approach looks to provide users with a one-stop shop for all their communication needs - whether via email, video conferencing, or just good old-fashioned instant messaging - without them having to open up extra tabs or windows.
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