Use People Search in Cloud Search and Cloud Search APIs

What’s changing 

You can now use People Search in Google Cloud Search to find people within your organization with a simple search query. 

You can search for a person based on any profile attribute such as name, email, location or roles. You can also search for a person based on custom fields or a combination of attributes (for example, “John Product Manager”). 

People profiles that match the user's query are displayed at the top of search results. Clicking on a user’s profile opens their contact card where you can see more profile details including recent interactions. 


See people results in Cloud Search

See people results in Cloud Search

See more people results in People Tab

See more people results in People Tab

Detailed profile view

This functionally is also available using the Cloud Search Query API. 

Who’s impacted 

Admins, end users, and developers 

Why you’d use it 

People Search makes it easier to collaborate with teams across the organization by reducing the effort required in finding the right person. With this feature, members of your organization can quickly find out information about other employees, such as corporate contacts, role, team, department, desk location, reporting structure, cost center, past interactions and more. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 

This feature is currently available 


  • Available to Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus customers
  • Available to all Google Cloud Search customers 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers