Internet search giant Google has rolled out a new feature in Gmail that it claims will make it easier for users to search. With the addition, Gmail will now show users all emails related to a specific address, including any aliases, when they search.
“An email alias is an alternate address for receiving mail, used in addition to a user’s primary address. There are many reasons why someone may use an alias email address, such as: Official name changes, Preferred names, Company rebrands, Acquisitions and subsidiaries,” says Google in a blog post about the feature.
The search results will be pulled from the ‘to’, ‘from’, ‘cc’, and ‘bcc’ fields, or anywhere in the email. As per the company, this feature will apply to multiple inbox sections based on search queries which have an email. “With this change, searching will be easier and results more comprehensive, as users won’t need to remember all of someone’s aliases and run multiple searches for each,” adds the company in the blog post.
In case users want to search only for results with the exact query only, they can do so by enclosing it in quotation marks.
This feature is available for all users and does not come with any admin control nor requires any change in settings at users’ end.