Visual update to the Gmail search box

Quick launch summary 

We’re making two updates to the search box in Gmail: 
  • Updated advanced search icon: There’s an updated icon to access advanced search options, and the icon placement has changed (see images below). When you click this icon, you get a visual interface incorporating Gmail’s advanced search operators to help you find specific emails. 
  • Update to the prompt text for Gmail and Chat users: If you use Gmail and Google Chat, the hint text in the search box wll now say "search all conversations". If you only use Gmail, there will be no change and the text will still say “search mail". 
There is no update to any functionality with this update, it’s only a user interface update. 

We’re updating the advanced search icon in Gmail 

Advanced search helps you utilize Gmail’s advanced search operators 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.