Filter your search results

You can refine your Google Cloud Search results 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 see only Google Docs that were edited in the past week, or only emails sent by you.

You see filters for only the services your organization has turned on for you.


Apply filters to your search results

  1. Open the Cloud Search app Cloud Search and do a search.
  2. At the top of the search results page, tap a content source, such as Drive or Mail. Swipe to the left to see more content sources.
  3. From the drop-down lists, select one or more filters.
    Your choices depend on the content source you've selected.
  4. (Optional) To go back to results from all content types, 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 see 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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