Some months ago I came here because when I searched for something in Gmail I only got email messages as the search results; my Google Drive files were not showing in the search results. I found out that the labs feature was disabled (never knew why).

Apps search in available labs

Now I have the same problem, but the thing is that this labs feature, "Apps Search" has disappeared!

Any ideas?

list of enabled labs


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See the official Gmail Blog

We’ll be implementing the instant results feature for Google Apps customers in late-2015 or early 2016*. With this improved experience on the horizon, we’ll be ending the Apps Search lab experiment, which is unstable and provides lower quality results. It will be removed from Gmail Labs and the Advanced Labs Management section in Admin console in early 2015. We will provide additional guidance on the specific date of the lab experiment removal, and the launch of the instant results feature, on the Google Apps Release calendar.


Labs are experiments that sometimes graduate and become part of the main project, and sometimes don't. This would appear to be one of the latter.

When a Lab is removed there's generally no announcement about it, it simply stops working. Why? I don't know. Probably because not many people were using it.

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