Google Workspace has got a new feature called People Search which is supposed to help users find their co-workers online more easily. The feature is mainly designed for larger organisations with distributed workforces. In such cases, it could be difficult to find someone from a different team online who is from your own company, which could cause delays when it comes to collaborating among teams within the same company.
Aiming to mitigate this, Google has added People Search in Google Cloud Search to find other employees at your workplace by entering a search query. With the People Search feature, users can try to find their co-worker by their names, email addresses, locations or roles, said Google in a blogpost.
“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 cloudsearch.google.com search results. Clicking on a user’s profile opens their contact card where you can see more profile details including recent interactions.”, added Google.
Information about the other employees in the organisation, such as “corporate contacts, role, team, department, desk location, reporting structure, cost center, past interactions and more” can be found out by using the People Search feature.
The People Search feature has been rolled out and can be accessed by all Google Cloud Search customers, and customers of Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus and Education Plus.
The feature is not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, and the G Suite Basic and Business customers, said Google in the blogpost.