Google Announces Soon Gmail, Google+ and Calendar Users Will be Able to Search New Results Like Flight Schedules, Reservations and More

By: Ali Raza  |   August 21st, 2013   |   Google, Living, News, Smartphones, Social Media, Tablets

Google made it known through its blog on Wednesday, August 14th, that in the coming days its Gmail, Google+ and Calendar users will be able to view information directly from search results. This new ability will give Google users a more personalised experience as well as a quick way to find significant data while using the popular services. A number of these features were already available to Google Now users on Android powered devices, but soon English language users in the United States will also be able to find search results of their reservations, flights and more on both mobile devices and web, when using Google services.


Here is what Google said in its blog post: “Ever had trouble checking your flight’s status on the go because it meant digging through your email for the flight number? Or wanted to just quickly see whether your package would arrive on time, without having to look up the tracking info first? You’ve told us it would be much easier if you could skip the fuss and just ask Google. Soon you’ll be able to find this info instantly in Google Search if it’s in your Gmail, Google Calendar or Google+. For example, just ask or type, “What’s my flight status?” or “When will my package arrive?”


Google services users will be able to find these new results by searching queries like “Is my flight on time?” or “my reservations.” In addition to this, they will also be able to find these results through newly launched voice search features. Below are some of the new results that according to the search engine giant, users will find while using Google services:


“Flights: Ask Google “Is my flight on time?” to get info on your upcoming flights and live status on your current flights.


Reservations: Ask for “my reservations” to see your dining plans or “my hotel” to get your hotel name and address. With one tap, you can get driving or public transit directions straight there, saving you lots of steps.


Purchases: Ask for “my purchases,” and you’ll get the status of your current orders, so you know whether your mom’s birthday present will arrive on time.


Plans: Ask Google “What are my plans for tomorrow?” to see a summary of upcoming flights, hotels, restaurant reservations and events.”


In addition to this, users will also be able to find their pictures, which they have uploaded in their Google+ account by saying “Show me my photos from Thailand.”


Source: GoogleBlog, 9to5Google

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