Google Workspace feature to easily find your co-workers online

People Search, Google's new feature in Google Workspace enables the user to find their coworkers online.
SIA Team
March 8, 2022

People Search, Google’s new feature in Google Workspace enables the user to find their coworkers online.

Google has added People Look to Google Cloud Search, which allows you to search for other employees at your office using a search query. Users can use the People Search function to look for coworkers by their names, email addresses, locations, or responsibilities, according to Google in a blog post.

“Custom fields or a combination of qualities (for example, “Izzy Operation Manager”) can also be used to find a person. The top of the search results is people profiles that match the user’s query. “Clicking on a user’s profile reveals their contact card, which contains additional profile details, including recent interactions,” Google explained.

The People Search function can be used to find out information about other employees in the company, such as “corporate contacts, role, team, department, desk location, reporting structure, cost center, historical interactions, and more.”

All Google Cloud Search customers, as well as customers of Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Education Plus, can now use the People Search tool.
Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business clients, are not eligible for the feature, according to the blog post.

The feature is primarily intended for larger companies with dispersed workforces.