Google’s development team behind Gmail has modified the web version of the popular e-mail client Gmail to include more Google+ information within the user interface. For instance, when a user searches for a specific e-mail address in Gmail, the Google+ account associated with the e-mail address will now appear at the top of the search results.
Other Google+ features integrated
The search results include a Google+ profile picture, a direct link to the Google+ account connected to the search and a button that allows the user to assign the subject of the search to a Google+ circle. Assuming the user connected to the searched e-mail address has authorized these methods of contact, it will also include links to their e-mail address, text or video chat in addition to a phone number.
Improved circle integration and circle search
The development team has also added rules regarding searching for specific e-mail conversations within circles. Simply by typing “circle:[circle name]” in the search box along with some terms, a Gmail user can isolate e-mails that are limited to that specific set of people within the circle. Gmail users can also apply filters to specific circles. For instance, a user could automatically assign the star value to all e-mails received from a family circle in order to highlight important e-mails from family members. Alternatively, a user could automatically delete all e-mails that are sent from Google+ users they have added to a “Crazy Exes” circle. To know more about the Google + features that have been injected into Gmail, click here.
News source: Gmail blog