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Google wants you to find search results even faster with quick answer cards

By dkpope
Jan 27, 2016
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/01/2016-01-26-image-7.jpg" /></p> <p>Look for an<a href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/inbox-by-gmail-find-answers-even-faster.html"> update to Inbox by Gmail today</a> that makes it easier to find information such as addresses, membership numbers and tracking numbers. This update is supposed to improve on Inbox&rsquo;s search tool by showing results in a smarter way. Now when you enter certain queries, a card will pop up with a quick answer rather than a list of emails you have to sort through.</p> <p>I played around with it for a bit and was pleased overall. For example, I searched for my iTunes receipts and the recurring payment showed up on a card. I didn&rsquo;t have to go into the emails to find the receipt. The search update also quickly pulled up my Southwest frequent flier number (just by typing in &ldquo;Southwest&rdquo;) and my membership number at a local hotel. If the card isn&rsquo;t what you&rsquo;re looking for, just scroll down for the normal list of search results.</p> <p class="img-white"><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/01/2016-01-26-image.gif" /></p> <p>According to Google, Inbox will show quick answer cards for searches about addresses, phone numbers, membership numbers, flights, events, bills, package tracking &ldquo;and more.&rdquo; There were some searches that I thought should yield a quick card but didn&#39;t. For example, when I searched for my internet bill or a recent Target purchase, I just got a list of emails. That said, it&#39;s still a clever update and perhaps will improve the longer it&#39;s out.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/63609-google-wants-you-find-search-results-even-faster.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/63609-google-wants-you-find-search-results-even-faster.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/63609-google-wants-you-find-search-results-even-faster.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]

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