Filter your search results

You can refine your results in Google Cloud Search by using the filters at the top of the results page. Search filters narrow your results based on specific criteria, such as the content type or time period. For example, you can select filters to get only Google Docs that were edited in the past week, or only emails sent by you.

Apply filters to your search results

You can use filters for only the data sources your organization has turned on for you.

  1. Open the Cloud Search app .
  2. Do a search.
  3. At the top of the results page, tap a source, such as MailDrive, or People. To use other sources, swipe left.
    The page shows only results that match the filter.
  4. (Optional) Further refine your results, based on the data source you select:
    • Google Workspace source (Mail, Drive, Sites, Groups, Calendar)—Tap Any time or one of the other secondary filters, then tap an option in the list.


    • Other sources (Non-Google Workspace)—On the top right, tap Filter.
      1. In the right panel that appears, select one or more secondary filters.
      2. To clear filters:
        • Next to the name of a specific filter, tap Clear.
        • For all filters, at the top, tap Clear All.
      3. To close the filter panel, at the top, tap Done.

  5. (Optional) To go back to unfiltered results, tap All.

When I do a new search, the previous filters are still there

If you do a new search, any filters you previously applied stay in place. For example, if you filter by Mail, then do a new search, you only get Mail results, unless you select All or another source.

Tool filters also remain active when you switch sources, unless they aren't supported by the new source. For example, if you filter on Drive and Owned by me, then select Mail, results filter by Mail, but search tools automatically clear because Owned by me doesn't apply to Mail.

Tip: Another way you can refine your results is to use search operators in your search query.

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