Use Hangouts right in Gmail
Hangouts works right inside Gmail, where Chat did before. Send photos or emoji, see when people are engaged in the Hangout and message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now. You can even start or join video calls with up to 10 friends at once. Upgrade Chat to Hangouts by clicking on your photo icon in Gmail's chat list.Learn more
Share with one click
Lost photo attachments are a thing of the past. The next time someone emails you a great photo or video, you can share it on Google+ without leaving your inbox.
Respond to posts instantly
When someone shares with you from Google+, you can view, comment and +1 their post right from your inbox. People on Google+ will see your updates and their comments will appear in Gmail in real time.