Gmail Gets Autofill in Search Box. And it works!

Just noticed that Gmail search box has an awesome auto-fill that fetches email ids (+names) as you type.

google compose search

As you start typing the name/email id, you will notice the Google auto-fill. It also fetches the matching labels, if any.

Quite a neat implementation, especially for those who have been using Gmail for so many years.

Is this something new or I was sleeping through?

Update: While some of you argued that this is a year old feature, Gmail’s official blog has announced this feature now.

Search Autocomplete and Go To Label
Start typing in the Gmail search box (English only for now), and Gmail suggests terms that might help you find what you’re looking for — from contact names to labels and advanced search operators.

So I wasn’t sleeping through. Others were just too wide awake!

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