Gmail offers chat feature inside your mail window.
If you see your contacts online, and if you want to chat online you can use Gmail chat option displaying on the left side of the screen.
Also, if you has received an email from your contact and if you want to discuss about the same topic you can choose ï¿½Reply by Chatï¿½
This feature helps you save the message and the chat conversation in a same group, so you don’t need to search for the message related to your chat or related to email.
Make sure your contact is online
Open the message
At the bottom of the message you will see the option ï¿½Reply by Chat to ï¿½ï¿½
Click the link ï¿½Reply by Chat to ï¿½ï¿½
You will see the chat window pop-up opening at the bottom of your screen
And you can start chatting with your contact. This will save the email and the chat history in your chat history.
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